Toast of the town
By Grahame Timbrell
Newcastle jockey, Allan Robinson, was the toast of punters yesterday after riding four winners on the eight event program at Grafton.
And it equalled his best effort on the track during the July carnival in 1999 when he set a national riding record.
Two of Robinson's winners were for Grafton trainer Phil McLeod.
They combined to win the Ron Skinner Austral Bricks Maiden (1200m) with Quad Queen and won the final race of the day, the Grafton Print Class One (1400m) with Judicial Queen.
Robinson also won the Sportsman Guineas on Blue Oyster for Eagle Farm trainer Liam Birchley and the Aristocrat Class Two (2050m) on Shock And Awe.
"It is always good to ride a double for Phil," McLeod said.
"And to get four winners today is just great.
"The winner I needed to get the national record came at this carnival in 1999.
"Phil had a quiet time for a while but has re-grouped and his horses are really firing now."
Robinson has six rides today including Extra Dollars in the Grafton Cup and the brilliant Tablelands sprinter Mac's Tune in the Kirby Hcp.