PIKE COMPLETES DREAM GROUP 1 DOUBLE
by Paul Vettise
William Pike's spring of content in Victoria elevated him into rarefied air on Saturday when the Western Australian jockey dominated the Caulfield card with a Group 1 double and two undercard victories.
Pike landed the biggest prize of all in the G1 Neds Caulfield Guineas with Team Hawkes' Ole Kirk (Written Tycoon), and anyone's guess the value now on the colt=s noble head, having earlier won the G1 Neds S. with Arcadia Queen (Pierro).
He had also guided Ole Kirk's stablemate Dirty Work (Written Tycoon) to victory in the G2 McCafe Schillaci S. and combined with Arcadia Queen's barnmate Windstorm (Redoute's Choice) to claim the Listed The Big Screen Company Weekend Hussler S.
It was a dream day for Pike, who later finished third in the G1 Toorak H. with Superstorm (Sebring), and he showed a cool head aboard Ole Kirk after the race didn't pan out the way he had hoped.