Good management helped register a maiden win for Alfie All Talent in the opening race at Mowbray on Wednesday night.
Running over 1200m, the Sarah Cotton-trained five-year-old led for most of the race and powered through the final straight to win from Siggy Carr's Sunsoutgunsout.
Victory from Alfie All Talent's second start surprised neither Cotton nor jockey Mehmet Ulucinar, who said his winner had been flying after the 600-mark.
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"We were quietly confident - the horse trialled quite well in Hobart," Cotton said.
"We gave him a very easy trial, the track was a bit shifty that day and we knew he didn't like that.
"We only nominated the race the following week but he felt the trial a bit so we've sat back a little bit.
"A big congratulations to my sister - she does all the work with this horse and he's a very difficult horse to work with but we were quietly confident tonight."
Cotton said she had bought the gelding from Campania trainer Doug Brazendale.
"I really liked his first start and he's still very mature in the brain for the breeding and we've only had him probably six months,' she said.
"We've just been playing around with him and keeping him happy.
"He takes a little bit of work, but he's got a good connection with Mehmet and my sister and that seems to be the key at the moment."
Alfie All Talent started the race as a $16 outsider, with Sunsoutgunsout and Dylan Clark's third-place finisher Upset both at $4.80.
In the second race of the evening, Adam Trinder's two-year-old filly Miss Charlie Brown snared a maiden win over 1100m.
The Stuart Gandy-trained pairing of Geegee Lucky Jess and Gee Gee Otherwise rounded out the placings.