ATOM Of Courage surged past his opposition with a searching run from the rear of the field at the bell to set up Thursday night's Tamworth City Cup win and almost be a part of a truly golden night for young Bathurst trainer/driver Ashlee Siejka.
Siejka almost finished with a treble after winning the first race of the night with Hurrysound, the Tamworth City Cup with Atom of Courage and then running a close second in the $20,000 Pryde's EasiFeed Golden Guitar with Red Vee Hanover.
Red Vee Hanover looked like he might have headed Mach Beauty in the short Tamworth straight only for the Hunter Valley horse to kick back and register a 1.1m win.
It would have been a golden end to a night which still produced two good wins for Siejka.
Atom Of Courage was particularly impressive, sprinting from last to first entering the back straight, obliterating the field in a brilliantly timed run by his young trainer/driver.
Ashlee Siejka had already won the first race of the night and made it two with the Cup success with a talented gelding who has now won 20 of his 82 starts.
"He's been racing well in good races," Siejka said after the 5m win over Ohoka Utah.