2012 Bob Payne winner and 2012 Globe Memorial winner decided

Oaks Road remained undefeated for 2012 when winning the Group 2 2012 Bob Payne Final (520m) at a wet Wentworth Park in 30.28 sec on Saturday night.

Jumping well from box five the Mark Gatt trained galloper gave nothing else a hope adding the feature to last year’s Group 2 Megastar win at Dapto and Group 1 Paws Of Thunder runner-up prize at Wentworth Park.

The son of Spiral Nikita defeated Fancy Dean by four lengths with Young Snozz third another 3 ¾ lengths away.

Oaks Road has now taken his earnings to $143,000 mark.

The night’s other Group 2 feature went to outsider Crafty Lady.

She won 2012 Globe Memorial Final (720m) in 43.19 secs.

An eye-catching fourth in her heat to Echelon, the daughter of Bit Chili and Valerie’s Purse overcame some interference heading into the home bend to still take victory by 1 ½ lengths over He’s My Future.

Victorian star Echelon was unlucky.

It copped a heavy check when looking the winner heading off the top bend.

Favourite Zipping Lad failed on the heavy track after leading.

He labored heading into the back straight the final time but it meant little to his owners Martin and Fiona Hallinan who also own Crafty Lady.

The Wayne Vassallo trained bitch has now won nine of her 14 starts and looks to have a bright staying future.

Group racing turns to The Gardens this Friday afternoon with heats of the Group 1 National Derby and Futurity on show.

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