After gaining entry into the race as a reserve, the Martin Adair-trained chaser Nothing To Hide got the jump on his rivals with an excellent launch from the traps and maintained his lead throughout the race.
Nothing To Hide scored by a length-and-a-half over favourite Burzynski in 30.62 seconds.
The win was Nothing To Hide’s first in the city after competing mostly at Mandurah since arriving from Victoria in May.
In other racing, the talented but erratic On Coin proved too good in the Get A Group Going Free To All (530m).
On Coin conceded the early advantage to the fast-starting Sam’s Sionara but was able to win comfortably in 30.41 seconds.
At Mandurah on Friday evening, dominant trainer Linda Britton collected her eighth Mandurah Cup (490m) when she claimed this year’s title with Te Amo.
Te Amo used her prodigious early pace to grab the lead from box one and she stormed away to win over the late charging Dyna Nalin in a near race record time of 22.26 seconds.