MR Money Bags took his record to two wins from three starts for trainer Lindsey Smith in winning the $35,000 Port Fairy Cup at Warrnambool on Monday.
The six-year-old got up in the last couple of strides to defeat Kent Street and Fabian's Spirit in the feature race on the program.
Mr Money Bags was the third leg of a winning treble for Smith who has stables in Warrnambool and Perth.
His other winners on the eight-race card were the first starter Tuvalu and Olympic Oath.
Smith, who trained Salon du Cheval to win the 2019 Port Fairy Cup, said Mr Money Bags was unlucky at Flemington at his last start.
"Mr Money Bags was caught up behind them last time at Flemington," Smith told The Standard.
"He was in the wrong part of the track.
"I came away thinking he'll be hard to beat in the Port Fairy Cup and I was proven right.
"I thought he would run well here. He's won two of his three starts for us.
"He came to us because his owners (Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock) thought he needed a sea-change.
"He'll go to the spelling paddock now. Mr Money Bags came to us in top condition.
"I've got my fingers-crossed I might get a few more horses from ATB in the future."
Promising apprentice jockey Laura Lafferty had the winning ride on Mr Money Bags.
The win was the second leg of a double for Lafferty. She won earlier in the day on Bull Dust.
Jockeys Ethan Brown and Melissa Julius also had doubles.
Brown won on Tuvalu and Olympic Oath while Julius was successful on Coasting Along and Garbo.