Bitobliss may have started an odds-on favourite at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday but there were more than few questions for the rising star of the sport.
Drawn the extreme barrier over the sprint trip, he had to work three wide in the final lap but he produced a crushing display to loom up outside Melpark Major and charge through the line a comfortable winner.
The early lead was taken up by Im Barney Rubble who was then crossed by Toulouse Lautrec but down the back the final time Melpark Major had loomed up out wide.
As the Alan Tubbs runner shot to the front,stalked the near-million-dollar pacer into the race and cruised up as they swung for home.
In the end it was a no contest because the dual-winner, who is on track for a third, was barely tested as he cut loose in to record a blistering 27.4secs.
They never stopped running in a stunning 1:52.4 mile rate, helped by the earlier speed burn.
Melpark Major held second from the fast-finishing Broadways Best who was strung up in traffic before the bend.
The True Roman Trotters Free For All was taken out by Elegant Image as he staked his claim to be the best squaregaiter in Australasia.
Leading from the pole, the son ofwas too strong for Kyvalley Blur and Mister Zion.
The mile rate was timed in 1:59.3 with a 58.7 last half.
by Blake Redden
Harness Racing Victoria