A TOUGH display has earned The Analyzer a berth in a Menangle Country Series final.
The six-year-old made it two wins in his past for Junee trainer-driver Bayley Duck at Albury on Tuesday.
Working at the start to find the front, The Analyzer kept on fighting up the straight to win by 1.9 metres.
Duck was impressed with his effort.
"He's that sort of type of horse who just likes to bowl along in pretty even quarters and he's pretty tough," Duck said. "He lacks that real high speed so it suited him pretty good.
"He's still a bit green and lazy so he does have the speed but it just takes a bit to get it out of him and he's getting better every start."
Penny Writer also qualified for Terry Powter after finishing second.
The final will be run on January 23.
Cameron Hart brought up a milestone with his 400th driving win at Newcastle on Friday.
Whereyabinboppin provided the special moment as he bounced back to winning ways after finishing down the track at Bathurst last time out at group level.
The milestone comes less than five years after the 20-year-old drove in his first race, which was a win.
The former Junee reinsman was NSW's leading concession driver last season with 161 victories throughout the elongated period.
He drove 161 winners for the season.
WEST Wyalong trainer Peter Birks tasted success with Hell Of A Memory at Goulburn on Sunday.
After being placed in his first three races, Hell Of A Memory proved too strong, rating a mile rate of 1:55.4.
Sam Hewitt did the driving.
He will be on board again on Sunday with Hell of A Memory drawing barrier six in the Goulburn Guineas.
MUSCLE Factory continued his successful return from injury at Menangle on Tuesday.
After winning on debut for new trainer Craig Cross last month, Muscle Factory clocked a winning mile rate of 1:51.9 for his ninth from 16 starts.
The multiple group one winner was almost off the track for two years while being nursed back to health by Wagga breeder Jared Kahlefeldt.
MOREAU Drive returned to winning ways at Menangle on Saturday night.
The mare bred and owned by Graham Heath scored her first win since June and 12th overall.
She has drawn barrier two at Menangle on Saturday.
LEETON will hold a six-race card on Saturday.
Nominations had to be extended to ensure the meeting was viable with the first race to be run at 6.56pm.
Junee then races on Tuesday with the heats of their cup the feature.
Both finals will be part of their Carnival Of Cups program on January 25.
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