Two-year-old filly Entrapped didn't win the main race at Mowbray on Friday but she did earn the biggest stake cheque.
First prizemoney for the 2YO Maiden was $11,875 and the 1100m race carried a $16,000 Tasbred bonus for the owners and $4000 bonus for the breeder.
Graeme McCulloch happily picked up both. He races Entrapped with his wife Christine and bred the Fighting Sun filly at his Grenville Stud.
"These bonuses make a big difference," the owner-trainer said. "This is the first one I've won and I can't wait to collect it."
Entrapped, ridden by Brendon McCoull, raced in second place before getting home narrowly over Vivilici and Blushed.
McCulloch said she was unlucky not to have won both her starts.
"She was very unlucky at her debut - she missed the start, got squeezed out and settled four lengths last before getting beaten a head," he said.
"I gave her a nice easy trial at Longford on Tuesday and she pulled up well from it and she's performed well again today.
"We always knew she had a fair bit of ability - it's nice to get that win under the belt."
Entrapped will have her next start in the $100,000 Elwick Stakes over the same distance on Wednesday week.
DEROCHE MAKES IT LOOK EASY IN VASE
Classy filly Deroche made a one-act affair of the $30,000 3YO Vase, taking her career earnings to $214,000.
It was another win for the in-form Leanne Gaffney/Craig Newitt combination - their 10th in the past two months.
Deroche sat off the leader Heavenly Light early before taking control on the corner and going on to score by 1-1/2 lengths from Sidorova who ran home nicely.
"She made it look easy," Gaffney said. "I think she's well on the way to hitting her top form now.
"We'll continue to target the three-year-old races over sprint distances for now and possibly put her over a bit further next year."
Newitt said his primary concern was keeping the long odds-on favourite out of trouble.
"That was no more than a track gallop," he said.
"The good thing about her now is that she is starting to settle and come back off a nice speed.
"She blew out first-up so we gave her a few more gallops and jump outs and she's now won very easily at her past two starts. She's in for a very good preparation."
A PLAN to change tactics on promising filly Get The Trip came unstuck at the start of the Maiden Plate but she won anyway.
Trainer Stephen Shaw had advised stewards that apprentice Scarlet So would try to ride Get The Trip more forward than at her previous start.
But she settled second-last before producing a big finish to snatch victory away from favourite Stepaside Rousey.
So said Get The Trip got squeezed out at the start and, with the pace on, she had no hope of getting into a forward position.