GEORGIE Martin secured her first metropolitan victory for David Kennedy and Jackson Painting.
The mare is yet to finish out of the placings in any country starts for the Euroley combination with her only four unplaced efforts in 19 Australia runs coming either at Menangle or Melton.
Clocking a mile rate of 1:52.7 at Menangle on Saturday, Kennedy was pleased to break through.
"I was definitely happy with the way the mare went," Kennedy said.
"It was probably the run we were looking for in that race - lead and hand up to one of McCarthys rather than getting hammered by one.
"She went a slower time than the other two races she has been but it is probably the best she has been.
"The two races leading up to that have been really good."
It proved a late night with Kennedy held back three hours after a swab.
JUNEE needs to replace a section of stabling due to wind damage on Friday.
The majority of the tin roofing on the back block of stables was dislodged.
Secretary Jo Judd said the club already had plans to update the row of stabling.
"We've been going to redo them, and have done some sections and a couple of weeks ago one of the committemen said we would have to do that section if we get racing again," Judd said.
"We will really have to do them now."
Junee's next meeting, pending changes to current to coronavirus restrictions, is scheduled for October.
COMING off a third at Menangle, Wagga Pacers Cup winner Rusty Crackers will make another attempt for metropolitan success on Saturday.
The seven-year-old hasn't finished out the top three in his last three starts for Table Top couple Brooke McPherson and Tom Gilligan.
Rusty Crackers is set to come out of barrier nine.
BRING BACK Leah backed up an impressive Australian debut at Shepparton last week.
The former New Zealand-mare has been transferred to David Moran since winning by more than 33 metres at Leeton last month.
She backed up the performance to win by a neck.
Western Sonador also made a successful return on the same program.
Coming off a third in Riverina's first group one in May, the four-year-old has been transferred back to Stephen O'Donoghue and after winning five races for Ellen Bartley.
MAJOR Comment won his first race since dead heating in the group three Canola Cup at Eugowra last week.
The Leeton victory was his first in 15 starts for father and son combination David and Ross Druitt.
ALL eyes will be on the weather as Wagga prepares to race again on Friday.
After last week's meeting was abandoned due to the state of the track and more rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday.
Leeton races on Tuesday.