The Tim Butt-trained Let It Ride easily won his Australian debut at Ballarat on Saturday night, leading out for driver Anthony Butt and romping home by 4.7m.
The four-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven, fresh-up since June, clocked 2:40 for the 2200m (mobile) trip, the last 800m in 55.9sec and has now won five from eight starts.
Former Kiwi pacer Shandale won the $50,000 Stratton Cup in Perth on Friday, beating Soho Tribeca and Inter-Dominion third favourite Chicago Bull.
Shandale worked hard to lead with Chicago Bull up parked out with a lap left, fighting out a close finish with Soho Tribeca, who sat three wide the last lap and only just went under by a head.
Chicago Bull only battled the last 100m and was 4.8m adrift.
They ran 2:31.5 for the mobile 2130m, the last 800m in 56.1.
Shandale, a five-year-old gelding by Art Major, won eight when trained here by Maurice McKendry.