James Cummings’ Melbourne stable foreman Sean Keogh believes they have found a winning formula for promising sprinter Coruscate.
Following Coruscate’s victory in the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday, Keogh said that his last three wins had been when he had switched states.
“He came down (to Melbourne) last preparation and won at Bendigo and then we took him back to Sydney and he won,” Keogh said.
“It is working well. They’ve brought him down again from Sydney and he’s now won a Listed race.”
Coruscate was given a perfect run by Damien Oliver sitting behind the leader Runson before taking the lead with 250m to go.
Oliver said he was confident in the run and may have hit the front too soon but the gelding was well weighted and proved too good for his rivals.
Coruscate ($3.70) defeated Runson ($5.50) by 2-1/4 lengths with Order Of Command ($2.90 fav) a nose away third.