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Richard and Chantelle Jolie reestablish their dominance in the high register of the Murray Bridge

Richard and Chantelle Jolie have yet to celebrate their first ever Adelaide premiership, but they wasted no time at Murray Bridge on Saturday to re-establish their dominance by hitting the high notes.

With only three Metro meetings to go into the new season, the father-daughter training combination has already returned to the top of the standings with five winners, two more than anyone else. It’s amazing to see them staying there all this time.

The Jollys kicked things off with opener and promising youngster Kusu. Kusu crunched from $1.90 to $1.45 and won like a good thing, winning by 4 lengths.

A consistent Yuri Royale ($3.40) kept things rolling with the third toughest display.

Their biggest surprise came in their fifth event, when Impossible Action continued to salute with a $15 third up after being fair in the campaign’s first two runs.

Both were ridden by stable jockey Jake Torek.

The Jollys toured next Saturday night (an industry awards ceremony) as a time to properly celebrate last season’s accomplishments, but in the meantime, they’re not resting on their laurels.

“I can’t complain at all. Today was a good day. We lost just one,” said Chantelle Jolly.

“We’re waiting (to celebrate) for the awards ceremony next week. Many of the owners who have been with us for some time, and some staff members are also coming, so we’ll save that for then.”

The stable will target next month’s Listed Balaclava Cup with five-year-old Yuri Royale who is in a career best with two wins and two seconds in four starts in this preparation.

Good Journey’s son enjoys racing over a mile, scoring four wins and two seconds in seven attempts.

“He’s seizing the opportunity and we’ve upped his rating a bit so he should join now. He should join at a lighter weight,” said Chantelle.

“The owner wants to try it.”

Kusunoki was the most dominant winner on the card, but the team is still in no rush to test him at higher levels.

“He’s clearly a progressive horse, but I think he’s still a little immature,” she said.

“We just took time with him and paid him a small amount ($120,000)[at the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast].

“We will continue to look for a three-year-old race for him. We’ll keep his grades because he’s not that strong at the moment.”

Impossible Action’s victory proves that even top trainers can make mistakes.

“We probably trained him a little bit wrong. I was.

“So we put more work on him, but obviously he got better for a few runs anyway – and that helped the track to be a little stiffer than his previous two runs. I got

“He has the ability and he should win again.”

Victorian-based jockey Dean Holland was the only one to collect multiple winners, while Tom Duburnig-trained Night of Delight and Archie Alexander’s Cheron crossed the border. A worthwhile trip.

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