Lyn Tolson and Leonie Proctor with Come On Carl (Image: Racing Photos)
Jockey Jye McNeil will always remember the boilover win of $31 chance Come On Carl at Flemington on Saturday and so too will his trainers Lyn Tolson and Leonie Proctor.
For 24-year-old McNeil, the victory in the David Bourke Provincial Plate registered his 100th winner for the season for the first time in his career while for the training partners from Mornington, the win completed a day they had never dared to dream of.
"A city double and at Flemington on Saturday - it doesn't come any better than that," Proctor said after Come On Carl's win followed the early victory of stablemate and fellow $31 chance Pop Queen in Race 2.
"It's pretty exciting. We've had doubles but only in the country, never at Flemington.
"I was expecting them both to run well. They had both come on well since their last runs but no, I didn't expect they would both win."
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Come On Carl found himself on the speed after jumping away cleanly and he and early leader Our Bottino ($41) ran clear on straightening, with Come On Carl finishing a little the stronger to win by a head. There was a length-and-a-quarter to Curragh ($7.50) in third place.
For McNeil, a century of winners for the season has confirmed his position as one of Victorian racing's rising stars. He said he had only begun thinking about the milestone in the past few weeks.
"When I thought I could achieve that goal I've really strived to do it," McNeil said.
"I think I was in the 80s mark before I even realised. I was just working really hard to achieve my yearly goals."
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McNeil said he was surprised by the win of Come On Carl.
"It wasn't really the plan to ride him that way but when he jumped so well, we just went forward and he was just too good," he said.
"I'm stoked with the result today. I couldn't have done it without a great team around me."
WATCH: Come On Carl's win