OWNER Alan Ryan described Kapalga as "not the most intelligent" horse, but the four-year-old didn't need brains to take out a win.
Ridden by Grafton jockey Matthew McGuren, Kapalga won race two at the Clarence Valley Jockey Club on Friday in 1:03.30 over 1100m.
As one of the five owners, Ryan said he was pleased with the win.
"He has been working well and he went well in the jump-out," Ryan said.
"He tends to put himself in a good position from the start and then has a burst in the finish which is what you want."
He said the win was a good pick-me-up for part owner Shaun Kelly who was recently hit by a car in South Grafton.
Another Grafton horse Southern Blossom came in second and Oh He Will Go in third.