Goulburn stayer Defy maintained his unbeaten record at Wagga with a dominant victory on Thursday.
Defy ($2.70) is two from two at Murrumbidgee Turf Club after an easy win in the Thomas Blamey Tavern Benchmark 58 Handicap (1800m).
It was helped by a top ride from Blaike McDougall and it gave him two wins for the day.
It was Defy's first win since his last triumph at Wagga in November and co-trainer Lucy Longmire thinks the six-year-old is starting to turn the corner.
"We're really happy with him," Longmire said.
"Last preparation with us was his first preparation with us and he was very unlucky but it seems to be coming around for him."
Defy won by two lengths running away, from Savvy Acquisition ($10.00) with a similar gap back to Coves ($8.00) in third.
It was a good day out for the stable with Designer Dance ($7.50) running a close second behind Ameares ($4.20) in the Bidgee Pumps & Irrigation Class One Handicap (1300m).
Lucy and twin sister Emma run Twin Star Racing and they are pleased with how the team is firing.
"We're going very consistently. There are so many variables but they're well-placed," Lucy said.
Longmire praised racecaller Mitch Manners, who is racing manager for the stable, for his work for the team. Manners is also a part-owner in Defy.
She also gave special mention to Jackson Searle, who strapped the horse. The 16-year-old works for the stable and is about to embark on a career as a jockey.