Leading reinsman Mark Yole says he loves the Devonport track and was in winning form there again on Sunday night with recent stable addition Blackbird Power.
The eight-year-old gelding sat in the death to take out the $12,000 CUB Quality by just over a metre from favourite Scooterwillrev.
It was Blackbird Power's first win since joining the Yole team just over three months ago.
The gelding ran the 1930m in a quick 1:58.9 mile rate which was only 1.4 seconds outside the record held by Victorian speedster Jay Pees Ruler since 2007.
Blackbird Power started at $20 but the result didn't surprise Yole.
He ran a really good second just before the Easter Cup and has been in three stands since and he's just not a standing start horse," Yole said.
"I have been able to get him away but he loses so much ground (he can't make it up).
"Last week he was off 20m and I reckon he lost another 20m at the start yet got beaten only 21m,.
"So I was actually rapt with that run.
"He was suited dropping back in distance tonight which is why I was happy to hold the death.
"He's got a huge amount of ability ... it's just when he wants to put it together."
Blackbird Power is still part-owned by his former trainer Gavin Kelly and Andrew Clark.
"They gave me four horses to train through December-January and this bloke was one of them so I'm absolutely rapt to win for them," Yole said.
On a big program of $12,000 feature races, Gueneveres Madonna won the Devonport Belmont for two-year-old fillies after finally beating of a determined Watch The Attitude to score by 2-1/2m.
Better Amour got up in the last stride for trainer Paul Carlson and driver John Walters in the Leigh Plunkett for mares, scoring by a 1/2 head from Island Bliss.
Outsider Perfect Mach was first past the post for driver Tim Yole in the Sheffield Cup after leading from the outset but stewards upheld a protest from Gone And Forgotten's driver Rohan Hillier for interference in the home straight.
Gone And Forgotton is trained by Conor Crook who later produced the most impressive winner of the night in former New Zealand four-year-old Kuyomi.
He drove that mare himself then wrapped up the night with another win in the sulky on the Troy Hillier-trained Racketeers Boy.
Metro Star was perfectly driven to win the Latrobe Cup for young Brighton trainer Ben Woodsford, working to the death and comfortably holding out Good Feelings and Devil Of Tyne.
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