Rubanna Star caused a big upset at Percy Spencer Racecourse on Friday, saluting at $49 in the Advanced Feeds Maiden (1230m). In a big field of 13 runners, Rubanna Star went forward from barrier nine and sat second in running behind My Affliction for apprentice jockey Cassey Martinan. Martinan had the four-year-old mare well poised approaching the home turn and despite racing greenly and laying inwards in the straight, they went on to score an eye-catching victory. Rubanna Star had three previous starts and was unplaced in all of those before her first win, beating home $2.90 favourite Look Here Punk by one length on the line. It was a second win of the 2022-23 Great Southern season for Bunbury trainer Malcolm Byas, with Lucrative Lucy also saluting in Mt Barker on November 25. Trainer Graeme Ballantyne tasted success on the eight-race card with Angel’s My Name breaking her maiden status at start No.6. The daughter of God Has Spoken sat behind leader Zenzero Bay in running and then jockey Jason Whiting urged her to the front and she produced a terrific turn of foot to charge clear in the home straight. Angel’s My Name sizzled to the line to win by 3.3 lengths in a dominant display, with Zenzero Bay second and Oddoneout getting home well to grab third, while $2.80 favourite Bonamico was wide throughout and finished eighth. Elite Fighter made it successive wins for Albany trainer Liam O’Louglin, proving too strong over 1600m. Rider Alan Kennedy had the four-year-old well placed in the small field of seven runners and they clocked a 35.91 second final 600m time to win by a short head. Albany mother-daughter combination Samantha and Natasha Faithfull claimed race six with Natural Spice. Natural Spice led all the way over 1500m and went on to destroy his rivals by nearly four lengths. Meanwhile, Albany galloper Red Can Man ran a brave race in the $1.5 million The TABtouch Gold Rush (1400m) as Ascot on Saturday. Trained by Steve Wolfe, Red Can Man settled third in running and was shuffled back to fifth on the corner but fought on strongly to only finish 1.6 lengths behind the winner, The Astrologist. Red Can Man raced keenly through the early and middle stages of the Group 3 feature race. Albany-owned mare This’ll Testya finished 12th in the race.