It’s hard to deny results like that being achieved by Gavin Lang as a trainer this season.

It began at Melton with Pay Rise on March 5, Lang’s first starter as a trainer in over 11 years.

It has continued since, Lang racking up 25 wins and 41 top-three finishes from 54 starters this season – that is a 46.29% win strike rate and a place rate of 75.9%.

The champion reinsman is credited with driving over 6000 winners for his illustrious career, but the records department’s change to computers in the early 1980s means even that beefy number may be short-changing Lang.

As a trainer, Lang has produced 705 winners all up.

Hectorjayjay is Lang’s newest stable star and the fast-class gun resumes from a long spell at Kilmore on Saturday night in the Popular Alm Sprint.

Cody Winnell and John Thwaites previewed the race named after one of the sport’s all-time legends this morning on One Out One Back.