Mitch Freedman's grand old country cups campaigner has delivered the young Ballarat trainer one of his most enjoyable triumphs on the racetrack.
A plan hatched a few months ago to claim the time-honoured Burrumbeet Cup was completed on Wednesday when jockey Jarrod Lorensini guided nine-year-old Not To Know ($3.80) to victory in the $25,000 feature.
The win adds to 2018 and 2019 Manangatang Cup glory for Not To Know, which has now taken his career record to seven victories from 38 starts.
Freedman was over the moon to claim a race that sits close to the heart of many in the racing industry.
"It's a track we use regularly for trackwork and I attend this meeting every year. It's a big thrill to have a runner in it, let alone a winner," Freedman told The Courier.
"He's the horse that's sort of suited to these tight, turning tracks and country cups suit him perfectly. He's got down in the ratings a little bit over the last few runs, off the back of a Manangatang Cup win, and he came here today in great order and was given a good ride and things just worked out well for him.
"It was good to get the Burrumbeet Cup on the board."
Lorensini gave the son of Nothing To Lose a great ride from barrier seven, sitting outside early leader Silent Warrior before taking off approaching the turn. He got to the front and fended off all rivals to score by one-and-a-half lengths on the line over runner-up Prima.
"We got the sit outside the leader and I got there fairly easy I thought. He travelled fairly well and he's a good, strong horse so he give a good kick and he was too strong in the end," Lorensini said.
Lorensini said it was a "big thrill" to land his first Burrumbeet Cup.
"It's basically my hometown cup. Mitch and I come out here a fair bit so it's good to win it," he said.
Ballarat trainer Dan O'Sullivan had two runners in the race, but finished last (Silent Warrior) and second last (Blunaka).