Tasmanian apprentice Resit Yetimova was able to lift talented galloper Soldier's Salute home to victory in the Tack On Track-National Apprentices' Challenge at Ascot on Wednesday for in-form Albany trainer Mark Nelson.
The three-kilo claiming apprentice currently sits equal fifth on the Tasmanian jockey's premiership with 26 wins and he showed his talent when aiding Soldier's Salute to a perfect ride.
Soldier's Salute was settled in a perfect position just off the pace by Yetimova and with a hot speed on up-front, he was always going to be hard to run down.
The well supported Delta Jane led the field into the home straight, but was quickly under siege with States Secret and Eastern Twister laying down the law.
The Darren McAuliffe trained mare was able to fight them off, but then General Albert and Soldier's Salute burst onto the scene.
The pair settled down to fight it out, but Soldier's Salute proved too classy when winning for Yetimova.
It was the second Metropolitan winner in the space of four days for trainer Mark Nelson, who prepared King Point to victory last Saturday.
Queensland apprentice Alexandra Kitson rode a great race aboard General Albert, who finished in second place, while Eastern Twister was back in third place.