Singleton rider Aaron Bullock notched up a half-century of winners for the season when he landed a treble at Newcastle on Saturday.
Two winning rides at Dubbo on Friday and another three at Newcastle took Bullock to 52 for 2019-20, only two months and five days into the season.
He had only five mounts on Saturday and his first winner was the Paul Perry-trained Nothing Too Hard in the 1870-metre benchmark 64 handicap.
A huge drifter with bookmakers, the five-year-old went to the barriers as a $12 chance.
A good tempo up front allowed Nothing Too Hard to settle midfield and he started to unwind at the top of the straight.
Robert Thompson pinched a break on Port Macquarie galloper The Kroc 200m out and he looked to have the race at his mercy.
However, Nothing Too Hard kept coming and nailed The Kroc on the post.
Bullock was again in the winners' stall two races later when heavily backed colt Pandano brought up a double for the jockey and Perry in the 1200m benchmark 64 handicap.
He rode Pandano a little quieter than usual and the $2.30 favourite claimed the speedy Hildalgo in the closing stages, drawing away to win by three-quarters of a length.
He completed his treble on the shortest-priced favourite of the day, Oakfield Twilight, in the 1300m benchmark 70 handicap.
Last season Bullock only rode 34 winners and so far this season has ridden the winners of 54 races after guiding Barbass and Upper East Side over the line at Muswellbrook on Monday afternoon.