Brucedale trainer-driver David Druitt was forced to settle for a share of first prize in Monday's group three Canola Cup Final.
Druitt's Major Comment ($3.50) dead-heated for first with Redbank Cooper ($7.00) in the $30,600 Canola Cup Final (2100m) at Eugowra.
The pair could not be separated in a thrilling three-way finish to the feature race, where they recorded a mile rate of 1:59.4.
Major Comment also withstood a protest.
It was Major Comment's third start for the Druitt stable, who he remains unbeaten for.
Redbank Cooper is bred by Paul Kahlefeldt and was raced by the Wagga horseman, up until his last couple of starts when purchased by Sam Hewitt and connections.