FOUR-year-old mare Pelonomena gave former Crossley trainer Mitch Freedman his first Terang Cup win on Sunday.
Pelonomena, ridden by Jye McNeil, finished strongly to defeat Golden Authority and Settler's Stone in the $70,000 race.
The feature event on the eight-race program was put back 35 minutes after jockeys were worried about a section of the track from the 700-metre to 500-metre mark.
Freedman, who relocated his training operation from Crossley to Ballarat in October 2017, was excited with the victory.
"She's racing really well," the popular trainer said. "She's won three of her four starts for us. I think she'll be even better over more ground.
"We haven't had her for very long but we've worked her out. I'm not sure where her next start will be. We've got a few options including a race on the first day of the Warrnambool Carnival or the Warrnambool Cup on the final day.
"We were also thinking of setting her for the Andrew Ramsden at Flemington on May 25 but we haven't made any final decisions on any of those races."
Four favourites were successful on the program. They started the day off on a good note when the heavily backed Sartorial Splendour won for Terang-born trainer John Sadler.
The meeting finished off on a good note for favourite backers with the well supported Eagle Ridge winning the last race.
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