Barton brothers Tony and Bill combined to take home the Adelong Cup at Gundagai when Five Pennies claimed his first race since April 2014 to win the $9000 Adelong Services and Citizens Club Benchmark 65 event, raced over 1400m.
A hoof condition means Five Pennies ($3.60), trained by Bill and owned by Tony, has not seen a lot of racing.
The six year old has raced only 12 times for prizemoney of more than $35,000.
Five Pennies held on from Trevor Sutherland’s Aribaa by three-quarters of a length in a tight finish, while the Jim Scobie trained Kingstons Kid was third.
It was a popular win for the Barton brothers on their home track.
Kerry Weir’s Sand Dune was one of two scratchings, along with Zarreig.
The winner was ridden by apprentice Nick Heywood, who also teamed with the Barton Brothers to take out the final race of the day on What’s The Matter, an $11 shot, in the Bendigo Bank Adelong Class 1 (1180m).
Earlier in the day, Leeton jockey Kristen Smart rode a winning double.
She was aboard David Blundell and Michelle Russell’s Chase My Shadow ($10) in the pening race of the day, a maiden over 1400m, and backed up in the next race on There Goes Lyn ($9) for a comfortable win for Goulburn trainer Ken Callaughan.
And in the Gundagai District Services Club/Bob Vaughan Memorial, Menangle trainer Scott Wade tasted success with Fountains, ridden by Nyssa Burrells.