Christopher Davis

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Queen delivers Davis' first city success

The Valley does not host many mid-week meetings, but don't be surprised if Chris Davis heads up a campaign to make it happen more often.

The Wangaratta trainer celebrated his maiden city success at Wednesday's meeting.

The Davis-trained Jungle Queen powered over the top of her rivals to win the $40,000 Woodside Park Stud Handicap (1000m).

"It's fantastic," Davis, 55, said. "It's been a long time coming, we've had a few goes (in the city) and this one's given us something to really celebrate."

It was the second win for the three-year-old daughter of Jungle Ruler - who was fourth emergency and only got a start due to scratchings - having won at Echuca on debut.

In between, she's finished second on three occasions, including one at Sandown at the first run of her current campaign.

WATCH: Hear from Davis

Craig Williams was aboard that day and hopped back aboard for the first time since at The Valley and Davis was happy to let the leading jockey do as he pleased.

"Craig knows this track and he knows the filly," he said. "I left all the instructions up to Craig, so we're very happy with him.

"We've always thought she was a little bit better than bush class."

The win aboard Jungle Queen completed a winning double to start the meeting for Williams, who won the opening event aboard the Shea Eden-trained Bright Eyes.

The early wins took Williams back to the front in the race for the Victorian Metropolitan Jockeys' Premiership on 48 wins, one clear of Damian Lane.

WATCH: Jungle Queen's win