Grafton jockey Matthew Paget rode Sound World ($51) to a win in a Benchmark 59 Handicap (1900m) at the Ballina Jockey Club TAB meeting yesterday.
Grafton jockey Matthew Paget rode Sound World ($51) to a win in a Benchmark 59 Handicap (1900m) at the Ballina Jockey Club TAB meeting yesterday. Marc Stapelberg

Sound World shocks jockey and trainer with win at Ballina

SOUND World ($51) shocked everyone when it won the $15,000 All Our Way Benchmark 59 Handicap (1900m) at the Ballina Jockey Club TAB meeting.

Grafton jockey Matthew Paget was as surprised as anyone when the six-year-old mare finished a neck in front of Betterthanyouthink ($2.70 favourite) and Clemmensen ($6).

"She stepped up from a 1400m to 1900m last start at Coffs Harbour and I knew she would be found wanting a bit there," Paget said.

"But that was a good win today for Peter, I know he really needed it.

"She doesn't have that much turn-of-foot but it was a good win in the end."

Trainer Peter Youngberry echoed Paget about the step up from 1400m at Coffs.

Sound World ran last in a Benchmark 55 Handicap (1400m) at Grafton last month before finishing 10th in a Benchmark 55 (1900m) at Coffs less than a fortnight ago.

"I would have preferred to run another 1400m and then bring her here but it didn't work out like that," Youngberry said.

"She's a true stayer and she'll just keep going the whole time.

"Very happy with how things panned out."

In other races, four-year-old mare Tumbler had its third win from its past four starts for Brisbane trainer Barry Lockwood.

Tumbler ($1.24 favourite) won the $15,000 Kevin Nipperess Handicap (1400m).

Jockey Ric McMahon later completed a winning double for Lockwood when he rode Aussie Jack ($1.90 favourite) to a win in the XXXX Gold Class3 Handicap (1250m).

Racing returns to the Northern Rivers next Saturday with a non-TAB meeting at Casino.

> There is a TAB meeting at the Lismore Turf Club on April 22 before another one at Ballina on April 30.



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