EMERGING apprentices Jordan Childs and Regan Bayliss added to their impressive season’s at Bendigo on Wednesday.


Childs partnered Royal Island to win BM 78 and post his 30th winner, one more than Bayliss who gave his master Peter Moody a winning double when he won with Kenjorwood in the BM 70 Handicap.


Childs said the John Salanitri-trained Royal Island reveled in the ground and was always travelling like the winner.


For Bayliss it was his 31st win this season and career win No 45. He noted that the win of Royal Island boosted his confidence.


Bayliss noted that Kenjorwood ran second behind Royal Island at his most recent start at Donald and with the step up to 1600 m it added to his confidence.


“As soon as I saw the win of Royal Island, I knew it tied in with our horse,” Bayliss said.


“It didn’t matter being wide on this track. It’s really wet and when I walked it the track seemed better out wide.”


Kenjordwood, the well supported $3.70 favorite, powered down the outside to defeat KIm Command, $15, with the consistent St Mark, $4, third.