Tic Tock Man has continued his resurgence since transferring to Gwenda Markwell, winning a 1600 metres benchmark 66 at Nowra on Thursday.
The five-year-old has now recorded two victories and two second-placings in five starts with the trainer. He was winless in his first 23 races while under the care of Robert and Luke Price.
The gelding was impressive in winning a tight battle with Kerry Parker's Genoveffa, the pair running down short-priced favourite Lama in the final 100m.
Speaking post-race, jockey Blake Spriggs said Tic Tock Man showed great fight to edge his rival.
"It was a super effort by him," Spriggs said. "It all worked out beautifully to be honest. From a terrible gate, we were able to get into a perfect spot.
"I was really impressed with the last bit, he fought off the horse on his inside and showed good staying ability. It was a really good win."
Parker picked up a victory in the next race, Misty Brook taking out a 1600m maiden plate in her 12th start.
Also on Thursday, Nikohli Beagle claimed his third-straight win in a 1200m class three. Trainer Jarrod Austin will now send the gelding to the city.
"He's shown a really good turn of acceleration in all three wins," Austin told Sky Racing. "I was pretty impressed with today's win because he came in with a few obstacles."