Morisset reinsman Jack Callaghan will push for 50 winners in his first full season after scoring his maiden treble at Newcastle Paceway on Saturday night.
Callaghan, 18 next month, won aboard Courageous Dancer and Glenn Ford for his father, Mark, before victory on the Sam Dimarco-trained Black Silhouette. The success took Callaghan to 48 wins for the season, which is in its final month.
"I've had plenty of doubles and then had seconds after that, so it was pretty good to be able to get it," Callaghan said of his hat-trick. "I've only been driving just over 12 months, so I just want to keep improving. And I'm starting to pick up outside drives, which has really helped."
Courageous Dancer ($3.30) led throughout for his first victory at Newcastle, Glenn Ford ($1.35) had to come three wide, while Black Silhouette ($3) swooped late.
"Courageous Dancer was pretty consistent, with a lot of placings, but he was able to find the front last night, stack them up and get some cheap sectionals before sprinting away," Callaghan said.
"Glenn Ford is a pretty nice horse and his only query in that race was the barrier. He drew 10 and we elected to go back, wait for them to settle then get around them, and he was too strong.
"Black Silhouette's a really nice mare and obviously won a group 1 a few starts ago. She's a pleasure to drive and is racing really well."
At Newcastle on Monday, Callaghan was excited to drive the KerryAnn Morris-trained Our Sequel.
The three-year-old has won his past four starts.
Keinbah trainer Roy Roots jnr and driver Tom Ison had a winning double at Newcastle on Saturday night with Private Sector and Hes A Warrior.
Roots jnr was in Victoria, where Pitch Perfect was second on Friday night in the three-year-old Breeders Crown colts and geldings heats to qualify for the semi-finals.
His filly, Miss Streisand, was last in her heat on Thursday night.