Six-year-old gelding TAHSIN returned to the scene of his 2017 Mudgee Cup triumph to win back-to-back editions of the $50,000 country feature on Friday.
Ridden to perfection by Irish apprentice Robbie Dolan, TAHSIN (photo: Simone Kurtz) was manoeuvred from the inside to launch his challenge three wide in the straight and he came with a sustained burst to score by a length.
It was the fifth career win for the son of Denman and a welcome return to form, having finished a disappointing 11th at Rosehill on November 24.
The three-year-old daughter of More Than Ready was sent across the border in search of some valuable BOBS Bonus prizemoney and came away with a comfortable 1-3/4 length victory in the 1255m C1.
Friday’s pair of winners takes Proven Thoroughbreds’ tally for the calendar year to 36.