Portland Jimmy has delivered apprentice Laura Lafferty the biggest victory of her emerging career winning Sunday’s Ararat Gold Cup (2000m).

The win continued the impressive country cups campaign for the Patrick Payne-trained gelding, who also won the Avoca Cup (1860m) two starts ago and finished second last start in the St Arnaud Cup (2000m).

The seven year-old had carried 60kg when missing out at St Arnaud but dropped down to 54.5kg for Sunday’s contest at Ararat with the weight drop proving the key to add another country cup victory to his resume and turn the tables on the Maddie Raymond-trained Wentwood who’d had his measure at St Arnaud.


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