Equiano filly Cleopatra’s Glory was primed for a first-up victory by Team Hawkes at Werribee on Friday.
Backed from $11 into $7, she reeled in the leaders with a late rally to win the Better Solar Maiden Plate (1100m) with something in hand. It was a marked improvement on her only other start at Kilmore in September when midfield after easing from $7 to $12.
Destiny was served when Dodging Bullets landed the $100,000 Swettenham Stud Championship Final (1700m) at Caulfield on Thursday.
The Symon Wilde trained gelding is a son of former Swettenham sire Dash For Cash and was conceived, foaled and raised at the Nagambie nursery. He was also part of the Swettenham consignment to the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale making $42,000.