Sadhita did enough to hold off fellow Busselton-based flyer Torpedo Rock in Wednesday’s Oakford Stockfeeds Pace (2100m) at Bunbury’s Donaldson Park. Driven by Trent Wheeler, the seven-year-old scored by a head and rated 1:59.3. Regal Cheval, piloted by trainer-reinsman Colin Brown, ran third. Heading into the race, the Chris Beckett-trained Torpedo Rock had been unlucky of late, having placed in four of his previous five starts. However this failed to deter the punters, who instilled the seven-year-old as outright pre-race favourite. Driven by skilled reinsman Aiden De Campo, Torpedo Rock comfortably dropped into an inside position during the early stages while others in front of him attempted to dictate speed. During the bell lap, Sadhita — trained by Barry Howlett — began to increase his speed on the outside, which began to show on Regal Cheval. In the home straight, following a three-wide manoeuvre across to the outside, De Campo pushed the button on Torpedo Rock. Although his late surge was not enough to greet the judges, his trip was a positive one and should bode well for upcoming meetings. Earlier in the program, Bill Hayes’ hotshot Lucca, who was the shortest price favourite all day, lived up to his top-billing in the Happy 40th Birthday Brett Pace (2100m), although the four-year-old did not have things all his own way, getting up by half a neck over Precocious Lady.