David Aiken's promising two-year-old gelding Eljaykay Phoenix made it four wins from five starts with an impressive victory in the second heat of the Empire Stallions Super Series for trotters at Bendigo's Lord's Raceway last night.
The $1.20 favourite rounded up its opposition 1100m out with Gavin Lang finding the top at the post with a lap to go.
Lang released the brakes on the final turn and the son of Sundon sprinted away for a 9.9m victory.
Black Valley (Robert Shellie/Rebecca Bartley held down second ahead of Bring the Action (Darren Gray/Doc Wilson).
Eljaykay Phoenix trotted home the final quarter in 29.9secs for a 2:03.7 mile rate.
The first foal of Maple Eve Phoenix (Malabar Maple) was narrowly beaten at its first race start then has gone undefeated at four starts since, winning twice at Melton.