ONE MORE PINOT broke through at his eighth start after clinging on for a narrow victory in the Colts, Geldings and Entires Maiden Handicap (1200m) at Dalby.
The 3YO by Jet Spur started the hot favourite at odds of $1.70, and despite getting tired in the closing stages he just clung on to reward the faith of his backers.
Jockey Jaden Lloyd went for home at the 400m mark, and ONE MORE PINOT had just enough left in the tank to hold off the fast-finishing runner-up on the line.
The $9,450 winner’s cheque was a welcome payday for his patient owners, who may have celebrated with a glass of pinot themselves.
Congratulations to Mrs J L McIntyre, Mr A J W McIntyre, Mr V J O’Connor, Mr J M Morrison, Mr R G Devantier, Mr M McKinnon and Mr A Q Quinn.