Melissa Dennett believes Another Arli is a nice country "stayer in the making" after the gelding produced a front-running effort in the Coreys Catering Maiden Plate (1600m) to break through for his maiden win at Tamworth on Monday.
The four-year old had been knocking on the door.
In six starts he had been placed four times including second in his last two runs.
On Monday, after making the running for most of the race, Another Arli put the foot down at the top of the straight and, as race caller Greg Kachel put it, said 'catch me if you can'.
And they couldn't, with Under The Pump almost three lengths back in second.
Dennett knew he had it in him.
"His start a couple of starts ago, same thing, he shows that turn of foot coming into the straight and then he just whacks away," she told Thoroughbred Central post race.
"His last start doing a bit of work from the wide gate he wasn't able to kick off the corner as much."
Fellow Tamworth trainer Cody Morgan also picked up a winner with Brave Enough backing up from a fourth to stable-mate Anethole two weeks ago to get home in a photo in the Dutton Electrical Class 2 Handicap (1200m).
The previous Tamworth run was the gelding's first for Morgan, and speaking with Thoroughbred Central after the race he said he thought he raced "a little bit flat" and would probably appreciate another week between runs.
But he praised the ride of jockey Dylan Gibbons, with the young apprentice patiently biding his time for a gap to open in the straight.
"Dylan did a really good job," he said.
Leave Me Some did come at them down the outside over the closing stages but Brave Enough, who was the raging favourite at $1.90, was judged to have just got there.
It was then all eyes on Ligulate as he made his much-anticipated race return ahead of next month's The Kosciuszko.
After being slow out of the gates and eight lengths off the lead with around 600m to go, the gelding produced a typical late burst to grab third behind All From Scrap and General Soho.