On A Promise has taken out the $50,000 Showcase Picnic Championship final at Coonamble on Sunday for Dubbo trainer Brett Robb.
Heading into the race, Robb had several chances with On A Promise and Combogolong both running but the former proved too good for the rest of the field.
On A Promise came into the meeting on the back of three straight victories and got out of the gates early leading the pack for the first part of the race.
But Coombogolong quickly overtook its fellow stablemate to take the lead but the pack stayed in touch.
Heading around the final bend, jockey Brent Evans accelerated at the perfect time to power away from the remainder of the pack to win quite comfortably in the end by several lengths.
Connie Greig's Malibu Stacey finished in second place ahead of Opera Tickets trained by Darryl Rolfe.
Following the race, Robb's partner Maddy told Sky Thoroughbred Central they did not expect the margin to be quite as big as it was.
"We actually weren't expecting him to win that well," she said.
"We were confident coming into today because Brett's got a plan to have him peak for today.
"He's won his last three and we couldn't have had him any better."
"He's had his acupuncture and everything's gone right.
"We still thought Connie Greig's [Malibu Stacey] would've been harder and Sestina we were really worried about.
"But he's actually done really well. I think Snow [Robb] is going to set him for the Baradine Cup now."
Evans also told Sky Thoroughbred Central he was impressed by the ride after the Tamworth jockey travelled 1300 kilometres across the weekend including a trip to Albury on Saturday.
"Brett Robb and his team they made my job easy really," he said.
"The horse showed speed over a shorter distance.
"I nearly didn't let them cross we weren't going quick enough down the back and I was nearly going to take over the run.
"But there three out wide and I didn't want to be any further back than fourth or fifth.
"Once they did cross, it was only a matter of getting out."
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