Favourite backers started on a high after Scarlet Prince scored a dominant victory in the opening race on Gold Cup day.
The Mitch Beer-trained galloper was heavily supported late, crunched in from $2 into $1.85 in the $35,000 3YO Maiden Plate, (1200m).
Jockey Simon Miller elected to take bad luck out of the equation and went straight to the lead aboard Scarlet Prince.
Once in front, Scarlet Prince was always travelling like a winner and cruised to a 2.5-length victory.
The three-year-old colt beat Sellente ($31) who is trained by David O'Prey.
Keep The Coin ($4) finished third.
Scarlet Prince was resuming after two minor placings from two starts in his first preparation in July.
Beer has a big opinion of Scarlet Prince who is a full brother to Sunrise Ruby.
"He's a full brother to Sunrise Ruby who is my best horse," Beer said.
"I'm hoping Scarlet Prince can be as talented.
"He is a far better horse on top of the ground.
"Simon went to the lead to take luck out of the equation.
"I was a little bit worried being first-up over 1200m without having had a trial.
"But I think his class got him there in the end."
Miller said Scarlet Prince provided him with an armchair ride.
"He is a nice colt," Miller said.
"I had to give him a bit of a shake-up on the corner because he was a little too relaxed."
Meanwhile Wodonga trainer Stephen Aldridge scored an upset win with Destiny's Ghost.
Ridden by Hannah Williams, Destiny's Ghost ($26) relished the heavy (10) conditions to score in the $35,000 3YO&UP Maiden, (1100m).
Williams gave Destiny's Ghost the run of the race, sitting just off the leaders after drawing the inside gate.
The claiming apprentice surged to the lead aboard Destiny's Ghost halfway down the straight to score a convincing win.
It was the five-year-old mare's fifth career start after having previously one minor placing to her credit.
Aldridge was thrilled to land a winner on his home track on the club's biggest meeting of the year.
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"She got away a little bit better today than she normally does," Aldridge said.
"As you know, you have to be on pace on these heavy tracks because it's hard to make ground from back in the field.
"But to her credit, she just kept whacking away and got the win."
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