BENDIGO trainer Shane Fliedner continued his outstanding run of success on Bendigo Cup day, training a wining double.
It was the fourth year in succession Fliedner has trained a winner on the feature raceday.
The maiden wins of Gabble and He's Commanding suggest Fliedner has two smart horses in his stable.
Gabble was trapped wide the trip in the Pura Milk Plate (1400m), but he proved too tough for his rivals, defeating Faith And Fury by a length.
"It was a very good effort,'' winning jockey Brett Prebble said.
"He's only going to get better over more ground."
Gabble, a son of Sebring, is owned by former Bendigo jockey Brian Dean, who is now a successful trainer in Singapore.
One race later the well-backed He's Commanding took out the Bendigo RSL Plate (1100m).
Ridden by Chris Symons, He's Commanding raced up on the speed, took the lead at the top of straight and then held off a determined challenge from fellow local Lady Hillingdon.
"When he hit the front I knew they wouldn't get past him,'' Fliedner said.
"He's done a good job for his first preparation. He'll probably have a spell now."
Fliedner said it was a big thrill to train a winning double on Cup day.
"We set the horses for Cup day, so it's nice to see them run well,'' he said.