Junee trainer-driver Molly Turton couldn't have been happier after Ally Rogan's breakthrough win at Riverina Paceway on Friday.
Her only horse in work, Ally Rogan, enjoyed her first win in more than 13 months, and her first in seven starts for Turton.
Turton took her $7 chance to the front inside the first lap of the Good Blokes of Wagga Pace (2270m) and the Pet Rock mare made her own luck, holding off Gary Lang's $1.95 favourite Movin On Up by four metres.
"It was a good win. She finally got a good draw, we pressed on and got the lead and she didn't look like stopping," Turton, 23, said.
"I wasn't sure how she'd go over the long (distance) but she stuck on well.
"I've only got the one in work now, since Fastestgirlintown is in foal. To get the win, it definitely makes it worthwhile."
Earlier, Victorian David Moran's two-year-old filly Beach Memories cruised to a 14m victory in the Conquest Pools Ladyship Pace (1740m).
The $1.10 favourite was virtually untouched as it won in a mile rate of 1.53.4, and slick final quarter of 26.5 seconds, for a third career win in 10 starts.
David Kennedy's Blazing Banner ($1.60f) closed in 26.4 seconds when Jackson Painting steered the two-year-old gelding to a fifth win in six career starts.
The mile rate, 1.54.7, wasn't as slick as the 1.51.2 track record he set at the Paceway last month, but it was enough to hold off Admirable by just a neck.
Three of Blazing Banner's previous wins had been by at least 30 metres.
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