Lightly raced five year-old Annemiek returned from a spell for her second win on Saturday at Warracknabeal.
The Echuca mare settled last in the Rating 58 Handicap (1000m) and produced a powerful finish to sweep past her eight rivals.
Annemiek ($6.50) ridden by Madison Lloyd defeated Sister Joy by a half length with Low Level Flying third.
This was only her eighth start and came after an eight month break.
Michael Newton trains the mare for Miss K Newton, D Wilson and C Glover.
Another Echuca mare, She Zed So ,was third in the Maiden Plate (1800m).
Trainer Rhys Archard races the four year-old with S Maddox.
First starter Pal’s Reward was third in the Maiden Plate (1000m) for Tongala trainer and part-owner Alan Newton.
Magic Mistress with several Deniliquin and district owners was an encouraging fourth in the Rating 58 (1600m).
The filly had failed at Bendigo and Swan Hill in two starts following a spell.
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Brodie Loy’s winning treble was a feature at Albury.
He won on Squaw Valley and Falling Waters for father Norm and Royal Treasury trained by John and Chris Ledger.
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The Andrew Ramsden (2800m) gave the Melbourne Cup early publicity but it is unlikely the Cup winner was in Saturday’s field.
Oceanex outstayed the favourite King Of Leogrance to earn a start in the big race but needs to find several lengths to win.
King Of Leogrance was expected to win despite not racing for 10 weeks and cannot be regarded as a top chance at this stage.
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German bred Schabeau is one to watch at his next couple of starts.
He was a creditable seventh in the 2000m race won by Coming Winner selection Super Titus ($16).
He showed Cups ability with three Flemington wins early last year before a tendon injury sidelined him.
Plans are to aim for The Bart Cummings in early October.
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Follow - Aquitane: Three year-old filly won three straight last preparation resumed with Rosehill second to in-form Fituese.
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Coming winners: Tavisan can improve on Caulfield fourth at second start this preparation.
Sikorsky won Flemington Benchmark 78 at only his third start since fourth in 2018 Victoria Derby.
Peltzer looked above average winning at Randwick at second start.