First-starter Maroch rewarded connections for a lot of hard work with a solid on-pace win in the Jim ‘The Pumper’ Cassidy Maiden.
Home-track trainer Barry Campbell said the Nicconi colt had been in work for five months "with the first two months spent trying to stop him from bucking."
"It's taken a lot to get him going - he had a lot of bad habits," Campbell said.
“One of my staff, Hannah Van Dongen,deserves a lot of credit because she has put a lot of effort into him.”
Van Dongen is also a successful harness driver and won Sunday’s Burnie Cup.
Ridden by Craig Newitt, Maroch sat outside the leader before edging clear to score by a length.
The margin wasn't great for a long odds-on favourite ($1.80 to $1.30 to $1.70 with Utab fixed) but Campbell was satisfied with the effort.
"He's run a tick over 1:10 (for 1150m) which is good time for a maiden any day of the week," the trainer said.
Campbell prepares Maroch for long-time owner Craig Hodge.