Sam Clipperton was happy with the book of rides he’d assembled ahead of Saturday’s Rosehill meeting, but he suspected his hopes of a big day fell by the wayside after scratchings.

The rising star jockey lost two of what he considered his better rides for the day; Star Wondering and Chandana for Sydney’s dominant trainer Chris Waller.

But Clipperton underestimated those that he had left. From his seven remaining rides, he was successful aboard four of them.

He set the tone for the day with victory in the first race aboard Souchez, was back in the winner’s stall after Race 4 thanks to Ammirata, took out the sixth event with Fitou before completing a running double aboard Open Book.

“It was a great day and it was definitely one to remember, that’s for sure,” he told’sCorrect Weight on RSN.

“I had a great book of rides to be honest. Originally I had nine rides, a full book on the day, and ended up having two scratchings, which were also two leading chances for Chris Waller, so it could have been more winners.

“But I’ll take yesterday, that’s for sure. It was a great day and great to get a couple of winners for good supporters in Godolphin and another good supporter in Joe Pride.”

Souchez and Fitou are both prepared by John O’Shea with Ammirata and Open Book in the care of Warwick Farm horseman Joe Pride.

Souchez, who started $3, was the only favourite among Clipperton’s winners. Ammirata was a $5.50 chance, Fitou went around at $7 with Open Book the longest-priced of the quartet at $9.50.

Clipperton, 21, has ridden more than 300 winners in a career that now includes 142 on the metropolitan circuit.

He is excited about what the future might hold for Souchez, a son of Lonhro who was on debut at Rosehill. O’Shea talked down Souchez’s prospects as a major player in the two-year-old features both before and after Saturday’s win, but Clipperton said the colt’s professionalism could not be faulted.

“He’s a real tradesman and the ultimate professional,” he said. “He carried himself yesterday as if he’d had 100 starts. There’s definitely bigger things in store for him.

“Obviously they need the ability, but they also need the attitude to go with it, and that horse certainly has that and it will take him a long way.”

Souchez’s win catapulted him up CrownBet’s Blue Diamond market with the colt now an $11 chance in a market headed by the Mick Price-trained Extreme Choice ($5.50).