Blake Shinn has a great chance to take the lead in the Sydney jockeys’ Premiership on Saturday.

Online bookmaker has firmed Shinn into $2.60 favourite to win the metropolitan title.

He is two wins behind James McDonald ($2.70) and half a win clear of Hugh Bowman ($2.80).

Shinn has five rides at Saturday’s Randwick meeting compared to Bowman’s six. Shinn rides the race two favourite Kimberley Star ($4.00). He also pilots Got You Double ($3.30 favourite) in race four, with Bowman on second pick Stalwart ($5.00).

“On paper, Shinn has the better book of rides, but favourites don’t always equate to wins. With McDonald due to return from overseas soon, Shinn and Bowman will be keen to get ahead of the former Kiwi rider,’’ said’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of Join Here.

NSW Metro Jockeys’ Premiership
$2.60 Blake Shinn (in from $2.70)
$2.70 James McDonald (out from $2.45)
$2.80 Hugh Bowman (in from $3.20)