Trainer Toby Edmonds near milestone

Toby Edmonds after his MM success with Houtzen. Photo courtesy Ross Stevenson

Toby Edmonds after his MM success with Houtzen. Photo courtesy Ross Stevenson

Jeff Lloyd has snared the publicity as he zeros in on a jockeys' premiership record but his biggest supporter, trainer Toby Edmonds, is also close to a milestone.

Lloyd needs one winner at Doomben on Saturday to equal Chris Munce's record of 103 winners in a Brisbane metropolitan jockeys premiership.

The former South African has such a strong book of rides on Saturday he is at short odds to break the record at the meeting.

Lloyd will appeal a six-meeting suspension in Sydney on Friday for his ride on the Edmonds-trained Houtzen in the Golden Slipper but is able to ride at Doomben.

Edmonds needs one winner to reach 50 metropolitan winners in a season for the first time.

The Gold Coast trainer is a clear second in the Brisbane premiership behind Tony Gollan and also has a strong hand on Saturday.

Edmonds and Lloyd combine with Queen Tara (Class 6), Siegfried (Open Hcp) and Always Sacred (NMW Hcp) at Doomben.

"Dad puts a lot of hard work into training," his son and foreman Trent said.

"He has got a good team around him and some very loyal owners so it is success that has been earned."
 

By Mark Oberhardt

BRISBANE, March 23 AAP