Ballarat's Sam Payne won the Avoca Cup (1860m) aboard Montauk ($16) on Saturday.
Payne, who was riding for Bendigo-based trainer Graham Browney, steered the well-traveled seven-year-old to victory in the $25,000 feature.
Raid The Cabinet was second, with Shaq third.
Payne also had a winner for Dan O'Sullivan at Avoca.
He partnered Valhalla Princess to win a BM58 handicap over 1860m.