THE names of Kendrick Racing and jockey Luke Tarrant were up in lights at the Sunshine Coast when they combined for a winning double, including one that lobbed at $61.
Show A Heart four-year-old Clairvue Diamond got the Friday night party going on April 5 when he won at the big odds second-up from a spell in Class 3 (1200m).
Ridden by Tarrant, he romped home by more than four lengths on a soft track in a showing that surprised many but not trainer Stuart Kendrick after seeing how the race panned out early.
"It is vital for him to get a comfortable lead as he then dominates and is very hard to beat,'' Kendrick said.
"He did a similar thing last preparation,'' he said.
"It was great to seem him win so well for owners Reg and Judy Clairs."
Kendrick Racing and Tarrant then topped off a good night when stable newcomer Wanna Blue won.
Wanna Blue ($6.50), a three-year-old filly, struck first up since October, winning a Class 1 (1000m).
"She's been a bit of a highly strung filly but was coming off a couple of good jump-outs,'' Kendrick said.
"It was great to see her win at her first start for the stable,'' he said.
"Luke rode her perfectly and she beat a good field."