THE Lagoon's Amanda Turnbull continued her love affair with the annual Little Red Jug Final on Friday night, taking out the Dubbo feature for the third successive year.
Turnbull was a clinical as expected in Friday night's event, driving $1.04 favourite Firestorm Red to a commanding and comfortable 3.5 metres win.
The second of five features contested during the Carnival of Cups meeting, the Little Red Jug Final (1,720m) saw the most comfortable win recorded.
The final margin may not have seemed dominant, but Turnbull barely moved in the gig as the colt trained be her father, Steve Turnbull, made it four wins in succession.
"His three-year-old form has been really good the whole time and he's come back a little stronger," Turnbull said, Firestorm Red having scored five wins and two seconds this preparation.
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It marked a hat-trick of Little Red Jug wins for Turnbull after claiming the past two finals with Jonah Jones and Our Positano.
"I didn't realise that, but it's been a good race," she laughed.
Limbo Larry ($126) and Hit The Track ($61) both went hard early but Firestorm Red easily took control after starting gate one.
The leader then didn't then come under any more pressure until late on, when Lightning Scooter ($21) peeled wide and surged forward while Tulhurst Santanna ($18) also threatened.
But Turnbull did all she needed to and went on to win in a mile-rate of 1:59:1, setting a new track record in the process.
"Once the draw came out and he drew it all worked out well," Turnbull said.
"He got a bit of pressure but he's funny, he doesn't worry about that too much and it was good."
Luke Hooper and Lightning Scooter were second, ahead of Nathan Hurst's Tulhurst Santanna.