Promising three-year-old pacer Urbadboy made his biggest statement to date in Ballarat on Tuesday night.
The son of Ballarat Pacing Cup winner Restrepo brought up his fourth career win in his first open age assignment.
With Kate Gath in the cart, Urbadboy ($1.70 favourite) found the lead and then drew away from a couple of smart ex-New Zealanders in Im A Denny Too ($6.10) and Kardesler ($4.50) in the Try Our Takeaway Pace, 2200m.
The gelding has now had four starts for Ballarat trainer Kelvin Barker for three victories and quickly made a big impression on the stable.
Gath, who has driven him in each of the three wins, said Urbadboy had plenty of ability, but still had some maturing as a racehorse to do.
Gath drove four winners on the eight-event program, the fifth time in her career she reached the mark.
She has a career-best effort of five, achieved at Port Pirie.
Gath had the reins for a Barker double and Emma Stewart double.
Kelvin Barker begun the night with a win to Cadenza ($3.90) in the Flying Horse Trot, 2200m.
Cadenza was previously prepared by Geoff Webster and has only been in Barker's care this year for two wins.
Stewart's wins came with former SA mare My Bettor Lady ($1.10 favourite) in the BDTC150 on Twitter, 2200m, and Minuscule ($1.60 favourite) in the TAB Long May We Play Pace, 1710m.
Ballarat teenager Connor Clarke also drove a double, including 3yo Monsieur Delacour ($4.20) for his Ross Creek-based father Stephen Clarke and Vin Mahar trained Balygar ($15.70).