Cahills take Maiden plate

There was plenty of action at Orange's Towac Park on the weekend.
There was plenty of action at Orange's Towac Park on the weekend.

Fresh off taking a fifth Albury Gold Cup last Friday, Cowra's Matthew Cahill brought home more silverware in an all family affair at Orange's Towac Park.

Cahill rode Gobelin - trained by sister Kathryn - to a narrow win ahead of favourite Little Jerry in the Central West Trailers Maiden Plate.

Gobelin came in a quarter of a length ahead the Bjorn Baker-trained gelding in a showing which delighted his trainer.

"That was pleasing to see, we didn't have a lot of favours with the barrier draw but Matthew was able to keep her balanced and hold her through," Kathryn Cahill said.

Cahill was also in the saddle of Garry White-trained Also Cool, for the Orange Gold Cup Prelude and marked his third placing in five races on Towac Park.

He went down one and a half lengths behind the fast finishing duo of the Jeffries family's Happy Partner and Athena's Voice desperate to secure a win on a home track in the 1600m feature.