VICTORIAN trainer Henry Dwyer landed a successful interstate raid after Mister Mogul saluted in the Flat Knacker at Albury yesterday.
Ridden by Ben Allen, Mr Mogul started as the $3.50-favourite and proved too strong from the Brett Canvanough-trained Another Sin in the $75,000 feature.
Canvanough has had a stranglehold on the sprint feature over the past decade and was aiming for a sixth victory in the race.
Another Sin ($4.60) surged to the front at the final furlong with Albury Gold Cup winning jockey Mathew Cahill aboard with Mister Mogul still stuck in traffic.
Just as Another Sin looked the likely winner, Mister Mogul burst into the clear and proved too strong over the concluding stages.
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Stable representative Matt Jenkins said it was pleasing to land a winner after making the trek to Albury with four runners.
"If you had of scripted it pre-race I thought it would have panned out the opposite way that it did," he said.
"He has never won any of his races other than sitting one-two.
"He rarely parks back in the field.
"So to see him back in behind them and then take that tight run and burst through is really encouraging.
"It adds another string to his bow because if you are one dimensional it just makes it harder to win a race.
"So from that aspect it is really pleasing going forward."
Mister Mogul boasts a handy strike rate with five wins and six placings from 17 career starts.
The slick sprinter is racing in career best form after winning three of his past four starts including a Moonee Valley win two starts back.
Meanwhile Mitch Beer enjoyed a winning double in his first Albury Gold Cup carnival after last year's washout.
Beer endured a frustrating opening day of the carnival after his stable star Sky Call was narrowly beaten in the City Handicap.
Stable favourite Mr Trump also suffered a tendon injury and may have run his last race.
Beer notched his first ever winner over the carnival after Bezos ($11) scored an upset win in the $50,000 Country Magic Hcp, (1500m).
Ridden by apprentice Ellen Hennessy, Bezos surged to the front at the 300m mark.
Although getting tired on the line, Bezos scored by almost a length over The Doctor's Son ($9).
Beer completed the double after Mnementh saluted in the final race of the carnival, the $30,000 Benchmark 58 Hcp, (1175m).
Ridden by Jordan Mallyon, Mnementh ($6) upset race favourite Dalaataat by a neck.
The victory handed Beer the training honours on the day.
Apprentice Hennessy outshone her more experienced rivals to claim the riding honours after also landing a double.