Matt Cumani has jumped on the country cups train.
Wetakemanhattan ($1.90 favourite) survived a tight finish and a protest to secure the $60,000 Horsham Cup, 1800m on Sunday for the Ballarat trainer.
Jockey Jordan Childs had to work hard on the last-start Flemington winner to run down leader Barry The Baptiste.
With six wins in 13 starts, all for Cumani, the son of Manhattan Rain has now earned $217,000.
The cup was the second leg of a treble for Childs, who also won on the Archie Alexander-trained Lord Kensington ($3.20) in a maiden, 1100m.
MANNIBADAR-based Kylie Vella stretched the winning sequence of Admiral's Joker ($1.85 favourite) to four in the listed $200,000 Seymour Cup, 1600m, on Sunday.
Despite being a 7yo, the Bel Esprit gelding hasd raced just 13 times.
He began his career in 2016, but after two starts was sidelined by a tendon injury.
He returned to the track after about 18 months later for one run.
Admiral's Joker has been revelation for Vella this year with six wins from 10 visits to the races for Vella, who uses Colac as her training centre.
BALLARAT trainer Mitch Freedman gives Southern Moon his last race start before Victoria Derby in the listed $140,000 Geelong Classic, 2200m, on Wednesday.
The son of Puissance De Lune is looking to frank his last-start Donald maiden win, when he stormed home to salute by two lengths.
Southern Moon has raced just four times, with this preparation including a second to Adelaide Ace over 1800m at Flemington.
Southern Moon is on the fourth line of betting at $8 for the derby behind Shadow Hero $2.30, Thought Of That $4 and Warning $6.
He is on the fourth line of betting at $8 for the derby behind Shadow Hero $2.30, Thought Of That $4 and Warning $6.
Southern Moon is one of four last-start winners being saddled up by Freedman at Geelong.
BALLARAT Turf Club has its annual spring "ladies' day" race meeting on Thursday.
In keeping with theme, all races are restricted to fillies and mares.
The Team Hayes-trained November is among nominations for a benchmark64 handicap, 1600m.
She entered for the Victoria Oaks, but needs a win to advance in the ballot order to get closer to securing a start in the $1m three-year-old classic.
NZ-bred, November is a last-start Donald maiden winner - a run which followed a second at Wagga..
With eight races programmed, the meeting will be run on the grass.