Last year Ross won the title by three points sitting atop the podium with 59 after the six heats, while Taleah McMullen totalled 56 points, and Justin Elkins 47.
Ross’s achievement was all the more meritorious considering she only drove in five of the six heats due to a scratching.
As well as her two wins early on Ross completed the Championship with a fourth, a second, and a third.
“I won that series when I was based at Amanda Turnbull’s stable last year, I’m back in my home State now and loving it - I’m a very proud Queenslander,” Ross said.
The Brisbane-born and San Sisto College educated horsewoman didn’t believe two wins from her first two heats was beyond her again.
“It would be the prefect springboard into the series again, It’s much easier going into the last couple of heats knowing you have got wins on the board,” Ross said.
“It’s also a lot easier setting the pace, rather than having to rely on others or play catch-up.
“I think my drive in the second heat can go alright too, because Lola’s (Weidemann) team is really firing at the moment, and she has horses that love the ‘Reddi’ track.
“If any of them, including this one (Miss Catalina - 8), can get a trail and then one last shot at them, then they can win.”
Ross has 250 career drives to her name since she first sat in the sulky behind the Chantal Turpin-trained Onthewood at Albion Park in 2013, finishing sixth.
That was October 8 – the day she turned 16.
Forty five days later on November 22, Ross reined her first winner behind the same pacer on the same track.
“That first win was memorable, and so was last year’s Queensland Junior title - It’s always an honour to have something like that on your CV,” Ross said.
“Lots of good junior drivers never win titles, yet go on to have great careers so I will always treasure this.”
Ross worked for Peter and Chantal McMullen when she left school, and as well as a stint with Turnbull in New South Wales.
Ross has also worked for Barton Cockburn, Jack and Tara Butler, as well as Grant Dixon.
“I’m with Grant and Trista again at Tamborine, I used to work for them for a couple of years before I went to Amanda’s,” Ross said.
Her biggest wins to date have come via two Group Three events.
They were behind the Grant Dixon-trained Red Charmer in the South East Oaks Fillies Final at Albion Park on July 7, 2018; and the Teeny Teeny Mares Stakes at Tabcorp Park Menangle on December 1, also in 2018.
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