Six-year-old gelding Freds Under Fire broke a long drought when he won Sunday's Rebecca White Stakes at Carrick on protest.
Driver Nat Emery had tracked pacemaker Heidi Go Seek all the way on Freds Under Fire and was challenging strongly in the home straight when the leader drifted up the track.
The two horses locked sulky wheels, stopping Freds Under Fire's momentum and causing him to lose ground.
He got going again to be beaten just under a metre and it wasn't a difficult decision for stewards to reverse the result.
Burnie trainer Robert Gillie has been very patient with Freds Under Fire as it was only his second win in 54 starts and his first since December 2016.
Heidi Go Seek's trainer Ben Yole scored earlier in the day with stable newcomer Rocknroll Music who led all the way in the Foley Funerals Pace.
Yole bought the nine-year-old out of a claiming race at Bankstown only nine days earlier.
The trainer also won four races at Devonport on Friday night.
RINGO DRUMS TO WINNING BEAT
The two heats of the Trainers Encouragement Pace were won by industry stalwarts Chester Bullock and Craig Hayes.
The Bullock-trained Cardinal Ringo looked particularly well-graded under the conditions of the race and justified his $1.28 quote with a runaway win.
Hayes' lightly raced four-year-old Mister Gently was coming off a lengthy spell in the second heat and, although he won only narrowly, it was a good performance after facing the breeze.
The races were open to horses of any rating provided they had not won more than $25,000 and their trainers had not won more than six races last season.
TRAINER'S FAITH PAYING DIVIDENDS
Northdown trainer Geoff Smith says he "must be mad" to have 16 horses in work at a tough time for industry participants - but it eases the doubts when the winners start flowing again.
After capturing 13 races last season, Smith had made a quiet start to the new racing year but has come good with two winners in 10 days.
He won his first race with recent stable addition Rollon Jack at Burnie and on Sunday won his first race with former NSW gelding Chris Be Quick in the Rand Family Stakes.
Driver Hannah Van Dongen was determined to hold the lead on the well-backed favourite and, despite some mid-race pressure, he kicked away to win easily.
Ricky Duggan took driving honours at the opening Carrick meeting, landing a double on Kissing Game and Our Percius.