It took the smallest of margins to decide the winner of the Terra Ag Griffith Cup on Saturday afternoon.
It was neck and neck heading to the post, but it was Logan River trained by Albury-based Mitchell Beer who got his head in front of Bezazzalled with the official gap between the two seeing the race settled by 0.1 lengths.
Beer was stocked with the way his horse performed after making the late decision to head to Griffith instead of heading up to Sydney.
"It's a bit less travel of us to head this way instead," he said.
"We were also thinking about future races and conditions like this and it a 1350m race it gives her a chance to stretch her legs.
"She made the conditions suit her with a good start out of the gate, which was good to see."
It was a tough race for last years winner with Danetrille who finished almost five and a half lengths behind Logan River.
It was a day of tight racing with most of the races finishing with less the half a length between first and second.
Griffith-based trainer Gino D'Altorio finished with two-second place finishes with Smart AI finishing second in race four to Wagga-based Cryfowl trained by Scott Sparkman by .2 lengths.
It was an even tighter margin in race five which saw D'Altorio's Shadow of Mordor finished .1 lengths behind first place.
Wagga-based trainer Trevor Sutherland took out two races over the day with Our Romeo in race one and Is Anyone There in race two while race three was taken out by the Wagga-based horse Sams trained by John Tyack.