Patience proved a virtue, but not for punters, when outsider Postal Run won the second heat of the Harry Holgate Memorial at Mowbray on Sunday night.
In a race where there were three different leaders before the bell, Postal Run scored his first win since coming from Victoria when he ran down odds-on favourite Kadar in the last few strides.
The first two placegetters had been second-last and last at the bell.
Todd Rattray was the first to start a move around the field on Kadar and Mark Yole followed him on Postal Run as the leaders started to feel the pressure.
Kadar had moved to second approaching the home turn and reached the lead in the straight but Postal Run overhauled him to score by a neck in 1:59.9.
The winner started at $31 while Kadar was heavily backed into $1.90.
Father-and-son combination Kent and Wade Rattray teamed up to win the first heat with Rockandahardplace.
Wade drove Rockandahardplace with purpose out of the mobile to find the front then let him run along mid-race.
Kivik, who had gone back to last from the outside gate before working forward to sit in the death, issued a serious challenge turning for home.
But, despite shifting out under pressure, Rockandahardplace drew clear again in the closing stages as Kivik's harder run started to tell.
He scored by 3-1/2m in a 2:00.6 mile rate.
Rock The Casbolt was close up in third place after taking an inside run then being badly held up.
Favourite Machbev wasn't far away in fourth place after doing some work early to find the death then getting one-one cover from the 1200m.
DRIVER Adrian Collins was in the LGH with a suspected broken ankle after a fall from Gypsy Hustler about 150m from the finish of the second race.
Gypsy Hustler was severely checked in what appeared to be a chain reaction started by a horse on the pegs that moved out to try to get clear.
Weerrook Harry, who was following, also fell but driver Ricky Duggan wasn't injured.
Gypsy Hustler required treatment for cuts and was stood down from racing pending a vet's clearance.