Deanna Troy last night enhanced her standing as not only one of Victoria's top fresh performers, but one of the state's best mares when she produced a dominant display to win the VSB&SA The Blossom Lady at Moonee Valley.
The Graeme Lang-trained six-year-old took her second-up record to six wins from eight starts when she proved too strong for her female rivals in the $20,000 event.
The daughter oftook her career record to 24 wins from 62 starts with the victory, while the $13,500 first prize edged her to within $2241 of $200,000 in earnings.
Despite settling near the rear of the field after starting from wide on the second row, Deanna Troy was able to round up her rivals in the final 600 metres of the 2100-metre event for the softest of wins.
It followed a resounding first-up win off a 20-metre handicap in open class at Kilmore on Cup Day.
Following home Deanna Troy, more than four metres away, was $23 chance Pacific Charm with Mesmerizing ($10) running a bold race first up to finish third, a further 1-1/4 metres back.
Deanna Troy's win was the middle pin of a driving treble for the champion Melton reinsman.
ier in the night teamed with Tanabi Bromac to score a resounding win in the Seelite Windows and Doors Vicbred M0 Pace before rounding out the evening with a win aboard promising three-year-old Bonavista Bay.
Tanabi Bromac was allowed to do as he pleased as the $1.20 favourite, leading from go to whoa in a 2:00.9 mile rate that included a slick 27.1-second final quarter.
The victory sealed the Victoria Derby winner a seat on a plane bound for Perth on Tuesday where the gelding's first target is the $175,000 Group 1 Golden Nugget on November 28.
Tanabi Bromac's win was the first leg of a string of favourable results for punters, who got off a shocking start when $52 chance Village Glow and $25 pop The Ultimate One won the first two races on the card.
Prohibitive $1.10 favourite Make Waves pipped Serenity Now ($7.70) in the opening leg of the jackpot quaddie, then Deanna Troy did her thing before Ultimate Mark scored a 1:57.1 win as a $1.90 pop in the following event.
Melpark Major was the $2.40 favourite in The Legends Mile and Bonavista Bay went around at $1.60.