Elegant Image continued his winning ways in the Group 3with a cosy win from the one by one in transit.
had to extend her star trotter coming off the back but he lifted like a $1.30 favourite should rounding the bend, and raced away from his rivals to record a 8.4-metre win.
Tender Don, arguably the second-most inform squaregaiter in Victoria, rallied late after losing touch off the favourites back in the third quarter to grab second on the line.
Prettylilangeleyes set her own tempo in front and ran courageously to finish third only 11 metres from the winner.
Elegant Image made it four straight wins this preparation as he rated 1:59.4 and came home in fractions of 28.8secs and 29.3secs to round out the victory.
Kate Gath told Rob Auber after the race that he is still on track for a New Zealand campaign later this year so long as Caribbean Blaster heads over too.
“He’s just in the zone at the moment, I couldn’t be happier with him. We got a good run in transit but the last lap was pretty solid so he did it quite comfortably,” Gath said.
by Blake Redden
Harness Racing Victoria