Graham Lee reached 100 winners for the first time when he booted Kid'z'play home in the Edward Massie Brown Classic Handicap Hurdle at Perth yesterday.

He had been stuck on 99 since winning on Mephisto at Ayr on Friday but he made no mistake here as he drove Jim Goldie's 8-1 shot clear on the run-in to beat Gospel Song by six lengths.

It has been a memorable season for Lee, 29, as he was also crowned top jockey at the Cheltenham Festival, where he won three Grade One races on Arcalis, No Refuge and Inglis Drever, who were all trained by Howard Johnson and owned by Graham Wylie.

He said: ''I'm really chuffed to get 100 winners, especially as I missed ten weeks of the season with injury.

''It was a fantastic thrill to be top jockey at Cheltenham, especially as I'd never ridden a winner at the Festival before.

''It's great to be riding for Howard and Graham - they are very loyal men.''

His previous best was 94, achieved last term.

Martin Pipe's runner Honan was out of the money and Paul Nicholls made significant inroads into Pipe's lead at the top of the trainers' championship with a double from My Will and Almost Broke.

Both horses were given inspired rides by Ruby Walsh.

Nicholls started the day £35,473 in arrears but he ended the afternoon session only £16,587 down as the fight goes to the wire.

My Will (7-2) contributed £10,393 in getting the better of Pipe's Joaaci in a thrilling finish to the SBJ Nelson Steavenson Novices' Chase. The second landed £3,942.

Walsh sent My Will past the front-running Joaaci three out and he looked set to score comfortably.

But Joaaci rallied and after an untidy jump by My Will at the last fence they were locked together up the run-in before Nicholls' runner got on top to win by a head.

They came close together after the last and the stewards held an inquiry into possible interference, but the placings remained unaltered.

It was My Will's first attempt at three miles and Walsh said: ''He stuck his old head out and I always thought he'd appreciate the trip.

''He hit the last but he battled back well from the water jump home.

''It was a good performance by the front two because it was very heavy on the chase track.''

Jazz D'Estruval was sent off the 5-4 favourite but was let down by his jumping. A bad mistake six fences from home put paid to his chances and he trailed in third, 19 lengths behind the front two.

Walsh was once again seen to good effect when getting Almost Broke (5-2) home by a neck from Powder Creek in the feature Handicap Chase to land the winner's purse of £12,435.

Bookmakers Coral reacted by easing Pipe to 4-7, while Nicholls was shortened into 5-4 from 7-4. Ladbrokes go 4-5 Pipe, evens Nicholls.

Referring to the trainers' championship, Walsh said: ''It's great.

"It adds a lot of excitement to the end of the season for all the public, who like to see what's happening even at the ordinary meetings.

''Obviously I'd be hoping Paul would get his head in front, but I think it's great for racing.'