Border hoop Blaike McDougall has wasted little time in making his presence felt in the ultra-competitive Victorian jockey ranks.
The talented jockey decided to relocate to Victoria last month to focus on establishing himself in the metropolitan ranks.
McDougall had his first group one ride of the season when he partnered the Joe Pride-trained Ballistic Lover in the $1 million Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on grand final eve.
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Ballistic Lover finished fourth behind the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Wild Ruler in the feature sprint.
It was McDougall's sole ride on the night.
McDougall then claimed the riding honours at the Benalla Cup meeting on Sunday.
He landed a treble including Starcaster in the $125,000 feature for Anthony and Sam Freedman.
McDougall was also successful aboard the Michael Kent-trained Pina and My Boy Birmingham for the McEvoy stable.
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