THE Brett Cavanough-trained Fender ($10) made it two wins from his only two starts after he overcame a heap of trouble mid-race to score in the Pirtek Muswellbrook Showcase Class Two (1280m) at the weekend.
When Fender won his maiden, he went straight to the lead and never looked likely to get beaten.
In this race, during the Muswellbrook Wild Card meeting on Sunday, Ben Looker tried to settle him just off the speed but Fender was reefing and tearing and then got on to heels.
Looker let him slide forward to sit outside then leader Captain Solo ($8) and they had the race to themselves with Fender just winning in a photo finish.
Foreman Jack Cavanough said Fender had been given a freshen-up after his maiden.
"He had a bit of time in the paddock because we were waiting for the right race to come along," he said.
"He has a lot of upside."