Hometown Cup victory for Young's Tyler Schiller

Tyler Schiller took out this year's Young Cup on Thursday afternoon. Photo: file
Tyler Schiller took out this year's Young Cup on Thursday afternoon. Photo: file

It may not have taken place at Young Turf Club's Toompang Racecourse, but the 100th running of the Young Cup panned out exactly how loyal punters from Young would have wanted.

Parliament ($1.30) proved too good in the $12,000 South West Slopes Credit Union Young Cup Benchmark 74 Handicap (1660m), somewhat of a hometown Cup win for leading apprentice jockey Tyler Schiller, who hails from Young.

Now based at Jerilderee, Schiller combined with Parliament for a second straight win together.

Parliament, trained by Wangaratta-based Andrew Dale, now has seven wins from 22 starts.

The Young Cup six-race program was shifted to Wagga Riverside due to coronavirus restrictions preventing the meeting to take place at Toompang Racecourse.

It was upgraded to a Sky meeting with TAB coverage.

The victory capped a winning double for Schiller, who partnered impressive debutant Lady Brook ($2.50) to a big win in the Hilltops Equine Centre Maiden Handicap (1050m) for his boss, Phil Sweeney, earlier in the day.