Australian jockey Craig Williams kicked home a double yesterday to pay the holiday expenses before he takes a Christmas break with his family over the next few days. 'We are a very close family but haven't really had a Christmas together for three years, so it's been great having my parents here this week and we'll have a few days with my brother in Malaysia now,' Williams said after steering home a good-priced double on David Hayes-trained Spinning City and Ricky Yiu Poon-fie's Trust Me. 'I came here thinking I had some decent rides all day, but probably the two that won would not have been the two I might have thought I was likely to win on.' Williams walked yesterday's course in the morning accompanied by his father, a former jockey himself and now a trainer at a track close to Melbourne. 'I always walk the track, but Dad wanted to come with me this morning, so it was great to have him along,' Williams said. 'He's always been a great motivator for me - actually not only for me because in his training career he has Melbourne's champion apprentice in the stable four times.' But Williams rode an unexpected path on Spinning City to win the seventh event after the gelding missed the start. 'He was being ridden back and then last start went forward and sat outside the leader and ran well, so that's what the plan was today,' Williams said. 'But when he missed the start, I had no other option and took him across behind them and rode for luck. He got held up a little trying to get through but in the end he got the luck and won well.' Williams followed up with a win on the dirt for Trust Me in the next race at long odds, although the gelding did firm from 32-1 to 20-1 after his consistent recent efforts on the track without much luck. 'When I saw the entries, I didn't feel it was all that strong a Class Three race,' said Yiu. 'The ones I was most worried about were Devon Elite and Glory Hero and they've run second and third. Trust Me hasn't had the best luck this season and his two runs on the dirt in the past were without much luck too.' Yiu pointed out that the win brought up a double for under-rated Australian sire, El Moxie, which won earlier with Silent Witness. 'They're known as soft track horses in Australia so I wasn't too surprised that he handled the dirt well,' Williams said.