Jockey Kayla Nisbet capped a landmark day for apprentice riders at Mornington...

Jockey Kayla Nisbet capped a landmark day for apprentice riders at Mornington when she claimed her first city victory aboard the David Hayes-trained Poitier in the Showtime Attractions Handicap (1200m), reports Racing Victoria.

Nisbet was one of three apprentices to register a milestone victory on the program, with Brodie Loy also riding his first metropolitan winner in the Wise Choice Fine Foods Plate (1500m) and Ryan Hurdle riding his first Victorian city winner in the Hyland Race Colours Plate (1200m).

Currently on a three month loan to Hall Of Fame trainer David Hayes at Euroa, Nisbet admitted she was worried with how the four-year-old son of Redoute’s Choice would handle his first try on a heavy track.  

“I was a bit worried with how he would handle the wet track today but it wasn’t an issue at all,” Nisbet said.

“He flew out of the gates and he travelled so nicely in the run and then kicked to the line really strongly.”

Following her breakthrough, the good news then continued for the 18-year-old with Hayes saying that Nisbet’s contract at Lindsay Park was likely to be extended.

“She’s getting towards the end of her three month loan but if she’s happy with the set up (at Euroa) then she might be extended,” Hayes said.

“I was thrilled for her to get her first city winner; she’s been very close a couple of times and her 3kg claim at this time of the year is invaluable.”

Speaking after claiming his first Victorian metropolitan winner aboard the Bruce and Jean Purcell-trained Faith ‘N’ Belief, New Zealand apprentice Ryan Hurdle said he was also hoping to continue riding in Victoria.

“Everything is going well so far, I’ve only been here about two and a half months and to get that first win in town will hopefully give me a good kick along,” Hurdle said.

“I’m looking to transfer (permanently) to somewhere in Victoria, if I could stay here for good it would be great.”

Hurdle's win in the second event on the program was then followed by Brodie Loy who claimed his first city success with Capodichino for trainer Steve Richards.