Unbeaten in four starts in New Zealand, the five-year-old won the G3 Sandown Stakes on his most recent start since crossing the Tasman.
Trainer Danny O’Brien was full of praise for stable star Russian Camelot after a dominant victory in the G1 Underwood Stakes.
Matt Cumani celebrated the biggest win of his training career when Khoekhoe produced a strong late run to capture the A$855,000 (£435,000) The Showdown at Caulfield on Saturday.
Former G1-winning jockey Catherine Hutchinson (née Tremayne), who recorded a six-timer in 1997, landed her first success as a trainer at Caulfield.
Emotions were running high as single mum Tegan Abercrombie won A$250,000 as ‘owner ambassador’ for the winner Regal Power in the All-Star Mile.