The 8-5 second choice Duke with leading jockey Dane Dawkins for trainer Gary Subratie, upstaged the favourite Double Diva to land Saturday's feature event, the SVL 21st Anniversary Trophy, an Open Allowance and Graded Stakes race for 3 year old and up over 5 and a half furlongs at Caymanas Park.
Goh Deh Girl and God of Love were locked in a stiff battle for most of the journey before Duke produced an explosive late burst.
The 6 year old grey horse clocked 1 minute, 05.2 seconds to win by three-quarters of a length.
Veteran jockey Phillip Parchment recorded a three-timer, leading rider Dane Dawkins notched a double to retake the lead in the jockey's championship, while trainer Patrick “Wacky" Lynch had a double. Racing continues on Sunday with a 10 race card starting at noon.