Pitt rocks and Rolls his way to victory at headquarters

Multiple Group 1 winning reinsman Mark Pitt bounded to the lead in the Metropolitan Drivers Premiership courtesy of a Clayton Tonkin trained treble at Melton on Saturday night.

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Impeccably bred filly Let Her Roll rounded off Pitt's successful evening with an effortless win in the Alabar Sapling Stakes (2YO Fillies).

Let Her Roll led ($1.22 fav) from start to finish reeling off a 27.3 last 400 metres to score from I'll Be Gone and Golden Shooz in a mile rate of 1:54.9 for the 1720 metre journey.

A daughter of Sweet Lou, Let Her Roll is out of the Group 1 winning mare Rocknroll Magic.

Pitt said Let Her Roll handled the rise in class admirably.

"I drove her pretty confidently and tonight was the strongest field she's met I would have thought, so it was great to see her dominate," Pitt said.

Let Her Roll has just returned from a sojourn to Adelaide where she took out the $50,000 BOTRA Southern Stars Series Final at Globe Derby.

"When you take one away from home they usually come back a little bit better, the trip away from home is something different and get then them out of routine a little bit," he said.

Earlier in the night talented four-year-old Perfect Class made a successful debut in open class racing when he staved off the home straight challenges in the Allied Express Pace.

Sent out a $1.60 favorite, the son of Captaintreacherous threw a 54.8 last 800 metres at his rivals to score from Jillibyjacksparrow and Yambukian in a mile rate of 1:54.7.

Pitt was happy with the effort as it was Perfect Class' first outing since March.

"Similar to The Lost Storm last week, he came into this race without a trial and sometime it can be a little bit hard on them but he had a little bit of an edge on them tonight and I thought he went super," he said.

Lightly raced four-year-old Gawn ($1.20 fav) provided the middle pin of the treble when he too found the lead from an outside front row draw.

The son of Captaintreacherous raced away from his rivals in a slick 26.7 last 400 metres to chalk up his fifth win from 13 race track outings.

"He's taken a little bit of time to finally work out what it's all about," he said.

"He's got the ability it just depends which Gawn turns up but the right one turned up tonight."

The 30-year-old Pitt currently boasts a 40 per cent winning strike rate at Melton and is one win clear of Greg Sugars in the Metropolitan Drivers Premiership.