A STAWELL-based gelding claimed the Nhill Cup in an intriguing race on Sunday afternoon.
Held a day after its traditional Boxing Day time slot and with no fans in attendance, the Nhill Cup was won by five-year-old Dubai Dominion after a shaky start.
The pre-race favourite jumped erratically on a mild and blustery day at the Nhill racecourse, but soon found its stride to claim a convincing victory by three lengths.
It was Dubai Dominion's first win for Stawell-based trainer Andrew Bobbin since moving from Ciaron Maher's stable earlier this year.
Stawell-based Bobbin also won the final race of the day in an exciting finish, with Vigere defeating Fergie in a photo finish.
Holly McKechnie's The Great Artiste also finished in second in the Nhill Cup, pipping Rhythmic Queen to the post.
It was The Great Artiste's first podium finish since it claimed victory in race four at the Horsham Cup in 2017.
McKechnie, who is based outside of Horsham at McKenzie Creek, had previously won the Nhill Cup as a jockey.
Horsham-based jockey Chrstine Puls was also aboard The Great Artiste.
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