Good Better Best earned his first stakes score with a determined stretch run in Wednesday’s $125,000 Elgin Stakes, at Woodbine.

Trained by Roger Attfield for owner Harlequin Ranches, the five-year-old son of Best of the Bests sat just off the pace of favoured Ultimate Destiny in the 1 1/16-mile ‘Poly’ stake, was roused into contention by Luis Contreras at the top of the lane and powered home a 1 1/2-length winner. Ultimate Destiny held on for place over Aldous Snow.

The dark bay, bred in Ontario by Cavendish Investing Ltd., covered the 1 1/16-mile in 1:44.35.

Good Better Best banked $78,750 in victory while improving his record to 4-7-1 from 16 career starts.

He returned $5.10 and $2.60, pairing with Ultimate Destiny ($2.30) for an $8.40 (2-4) exactor. Pender Harbour and Renegade Man were scratched.