STAWELL - Garry Jackson trained Mosquito Spur ended the year on a high when she took out the Stawell Windows And Glass Trotters Handicap at Laidlaw Park on Monday.
The three year old filly showed signs of improvement notching up her first win for some six months.
She jumped well getting to the front early and had enough in reserve to kick away at the finish to win by two and a half metres from Frances Annie and a further nine metres to Rough Voyage.
Mosquito Spur's victory came as a surprise as her last three starts have been rather disappointing with an eighth, tenth and eleventh.
This form was reflected by the fact that she was sent out at long odds.
Smart pacer Another Safari was rewarded for his consistency by winning the Stawell Veterinary Clinic Vicbread Platinum Country Pace.
Driven by Zac Phillips, the gelding from Charlie Debono's stables in Melton, always raced handy to the lead and proved too strong for his rivals in the run to the judge.
The win had been lurking for some time, after a couple of impressive runs this campaign, including a first and a second leading into Stawell.
Pandoras Jet trained by Col Latter picked up his maiden win in the Stawell Farm Supplies Pace.
Coming off his best result a fortnight ago Pandoras Jet was showing decent form and was no surprise when he picked up his first win crossing the line ahead of race favourite Peters Ace.
His first win comes from just thirteen starts.
Other winners on the day were Brooke Hansen and Peter Manning.
Brooke Hansen took out the Carey Covers Pace with Blessed Is The Boy, while Peter Manning had a winning double, claiming the Gold Reef Clothing Pace with Znana and the Hygain Feeds Pace with Garabaldi Union.