Melted Moments soared to a third successive win whilst crashing through the $200,000 prizemoney barrier at Grafton on Sunday.
Owned and raced by a syndicate with Angela Grills, Belinda Lenehan, Wendy Jackson and Dale Tierney from Guyra, Black Mountain and Armidale, the eight-year-old gelding was trained by Guyra trainer Paul Grills until he copped a "holiday".
Grills transferred Melted Moments to David Campbell at Grafton where he has now won three in succession, twice at his new "home" track and once at Ballina.
He was having his 70th start today and won for the 12th time when 4kg claiming apprentice Jayden Barrie brought him with a swopping run down the outside to win the $22,000 Gateway Lifestyle Grafton Benchmark 66 Handicap (1400m).
"He is going good," David Campbell said.
"Jayden rode him well, had him where he was comfortable."
As for his surge in form David Campbell explained it simply: "Paul (Grills) said he comes good this time of year."
Earlier in the day the Reginald Wilkes-trained Privately Epic raced away with the $22,000 Restaurant 24Sixty@GDSC Class 1/Maiden Handicap (2200m).
He has now won two of his 13 starts with four placings for his Port Macquarie trainer but he will now have a break.
"He'll go to the paddock now," Reginald Wilkes said.
"He's had enough, don't want to knock him around."
He said he will spell him and bring him back "after Christmas".
Wilkes has looked after Privately Epic.
"Had him two years but he's only had 13 starts," he added.
Grafton trainer Alan Ryan also celebrated success when September Girl won the $22,000 Lost Legends Showcase 7/12 Maiden Handicap (1100m).
"It was a good win," Alan Ryan told Sky Thoroughbred Central's Gary Kliese.
"She's been knocking on the door."
Her previous start was also a good effort when fourth in a Grafton maiden after covering a lot of extra groun.
"She showed her worth last start," Ryan said of the three-year-old filly.
"I think she'll get further too, she's by Red Element."