A couple of South Australia-based apprentice jockeys, Angus Chung and Felicity Atkinson, rode their first thoroughbred racing winners during Lock Cup Day on the Eyre Peninsula.

Hongkonger rider Chung, who is indentured to Jon O’Connor, booted home Gerald Schlink Memorial/Greenfields Merino Stud/Lock Tyres & Traders Maiden Plate victor Barb Wire on only his sixth start in the saddle. Chung is the latest Hong Kong Jockey Club-accredited jockey to learn his trade in South Australia, a long way away from the high-pressure atmosphere of the Chinese special administrative region.

Atkinson, who is indentured to the stable of Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, steered Tajavdeo to his comfortable two-length success in the Lock AG/WCT Rural Benchmark 64 Handicap on what was her 18th competitive appearance.

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