Code Black has gone to the top of Harness Racing Victoria's country cups championship table.
The Emma Stewart-trained Code Black ($2.60 favourite) earned top points by taking out the group 3 $35,000 Maryborough Pacing Gold Cup on Sunday - the second leg of a revamped country cups circuit.
The much-travelled seven-year-old led home a Stewart stable trifecta, with Tell Me Tales ($5) a short half head away second and Maraetai ($8.60) third.
Code Black had finished second to San Carlo in the Kilmore Pacing Cup.
The New Zealand-bred son of Bettors Delight began his Australian racing career with the now Berringa-based AJ and BJ Tindale in 2015 and passed through the hands of another five trainers before arriving at his Cardigan home.
These include stints in New South Wales and Tasmania.
The hardy Code Black has won 18 races and earned $296,000.
Swan Hill has the next cup on Friday night.
The victory completed a treble for Stewart at Maryborough as part of some strong performances from Ballarat district stables.
Trotter Uncle Al ($3.80) scored for Daylesford trainer-driver Anne-Maree Conroy and John Murphy produced 4yo pacer Romany Brown ($2.10 favourite) for his first career win.
The Tindales provided one of the upsets of the night at Melton on Saturday when All Starzzz Megan ($21.90) scored in a $10,000 final.
She had qualified with a third at Geelong.This gives ther 8yo mare eight career wins.