Mattie Craven's star trotter Pink Galahs defended her Bill Collins Trotters Sprint title after winning a three-way dash to the post at Bendigo on Saturday night.
The four-year-old, who ran a track record time of 1:54.2, edged out Andy and Kate Gath's stable star Majestuoso by a half-head and Alison Alford's Sleepee by a half-neck.
"I really can't believe it actually," Craven told TrotsVision after the victory. "On the line I thought I just missed, she got to (Majestuoso) but he fought on so good."
It was the Craven stable star's first victory since July and her fifth career group one win. She now has 17 wins from 34 starts and more than $300,000 in prizemoney.
Twelve months earlier Pink Galahs announced herself when she won the Bill Collins as a three-year-old.
Craven, who trains out of Ecklin South, said "it's hard to describe what the feeling is right now".
"We knew we had to improve a lot from last week. We asked a fair bit of her this week. She's just one of those characters who knows when to lift.
"She travelled so well in the run. I didn't know whether I could pick him (Majestuoso) off and Sleepee was just flying on the inside, we wouldn't have wanted another inch I don't think.
"What a thrill for the team. Sof (Arvidsson), mum and dad, Caleb (Lewis) and Laura (Lewis) and Brian (Healy) - she's just a wonderful, wonderful mare. We're so blessed to have her."
Master Moonlight also secured Craven a second place in race two. The Marg Lee-trained Jilliby Sylvester also saluted in race 11.
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