AAP Horse Racing

Craig Newitt lands double in Origin series

By AAP Newswire

Craig Newitt followed instructions to be patient which gave him and Tasmania a second win the Origin Jockeys Series at Doomben.

The series being contested by six teams over two days and five heats.

Newitt won the third heat on Cabin Fever on Friday and made it a double when Sophie's Gold Class ($8.50) beat Nashville Skyline ($51) by 1-3/4 lengths.

It lifted Tasmania, who were $8 outsiders at the state of the series, to the lead in the series.

Sophie's Gold Class has been most consistent for trainer Debbie Newham and owner Lindsay Gallagher in his six starts.

"I bought her as a yearling and yes, we have taken our time," Gallagher said.

"Patience is not just a game of cards and we told Craig to hold her up for a final run in the straight which he has done."