Clangalang 4YO, Soviet Banker, is building himself a tidy record out west with another handy performance at Northam on Thursday (3 June).
Stepping out over 1100m, Soviet Banker held on gamely for a third career victory from 14 outings and second win from his last three outings.
Bred by Goulburn Ovens TAFE, Soviet Banker is out of the Star Way mare, Kanava and is closely related to South Australian 2YO stakes winner Wolverton Mountain.
It was an interesting quinella with Soviet Banker edging out Philby in the shadows of the post.
Spy thriller buffs will remember the English MI6 agent, Kim Philby (above right), who famously defected to the Soviet Union.