Spare Me Days etched himself into the record books with a third straight Young Pacers Cup win after an all-the-way effort on Saturday.
Firing out of the barrier, Spare Me Days scored his first win in since November for trainer-driver Brad Hewitt.
Hewitt was impressed with the six-year-old’s feat in the Group Three feature.
“It was real good,” Hewitt said.
“He’s been going really good lately but having to take on really good horses all the time in that grade.
“It was a bit of a drop back in class for him and a good draw which always helps along those little tracks.”
After setting a new track record last year, Spare Me Days was just 0.1 seconds outside his team from last season.
Clocking a mile rate of 1:57.1, the Goulburn pacer held off local hope Dont Think Twice to win by 4.5 metres.
Former Young horseman Jason Grimson hit the front rounding the turn with his star mare, but had to settle for second.
Even Hewitt thought he was in trouble before Spare Me Days found more in the straight.
“I thought she had me around the corner but even at Menangle he doesn’t seem to get around that last bend all that great, but once he straightens up he always finds a kick,” he said.
“He ended up holding her off pretty easy.”
Hewitt also finished fourth with Wagga Pacers Cup winner Our Triple Play who was forced to do plenty of work after being beaten for early speed.