Billy Jack breezes home at Geraldton Turf Club on Melbourne Cup day for Rhona MacPhilomey, Megadon wins

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Billy Jack gets past the post first.
Camera IconBilly Jack gets past the post first. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton trainer Rhona MacPhilomey had a brilliant day at Geraldton Turf Club on Melbourne Cup Day with a first and a third from three races.

Billy Jack won in race two for MacPhilomey against the odds, easily beating Willie Parker’s The Chaser.

Megadon, left, after crossing the line ahead of Red Epic.
Camera IconMegadon, left, after crossing the line ahead of Red Epic. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Friar the Gun, trained by Perth-based Adam Durrant, had been the favourite but missed the placings.

A Steamy Affair placed third in race three for MacPhilomey, behind two local horses in Ron Cowl-trained Black Trumpet and Playing Up, trained by Fenella Martin.

Rhona MacPhilomey strikes a pose before going out onto the track to celebrate the win.
Camera IconRhona MacPhilomey strikes a pose before going out onto the track to celebrate the win. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Local favourite Megadon , who was favoured before race four, beat another Geraldton horse in State Prosecutor, trained by Garry Delane, and Durrant’s Snip-n-Tuck.

Megadon’s trainer, Ashley Maley, trains at Gingin but races at Geraldton.

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