Terry Kelly appears to have found the key to his five-year-old galloper Skelm, which made it back-to-back city wins with victory at Caulfield on Saturday.
The son of Animal Kingdom followed up his success at Sandown with a strong triumph in the Jason Caffyn Handicap (2000m).
It was a rewarding win for the Coghills Creek trainer, who said he enjoyed working for a great group of owners.
"They come from all over the country. They came down in a bus today and there's 40 of them. They are just a good mob to train for - they're friends, not clients," he told racing.com after the race.
"We bought this horse for a box of beer off Godolphin and we've had a lot of fun with him. He's been a great horse."
Skelm, which was ridden by Ballarat jockey John Allen on Saturday, has now won four races from 19 career starts for more than $170,000 in prizemoney.
Also at Caulfield on Saturday, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained How Womantic made it two wins from as many starts with a comfortable victory on her city debut.
How Womantic was coming off a maiden win at Geelong on December 13 and stepped up to benchmark 70 grade against her own age in Saturday's Cathie Ireland Handicap (1100m).
After sitting third in the run How Womantic warmed to her task in the straight under jockey Jye McNeil and surged past leader Lucifer's Reward passing the 100m mark.
How Womantic ($6.50) drew away to score by 2-1/4 lengths over Ocular ($4.20), who hit the line nicely from further back in the field, while Lucifer's Reward ($18) held on for third another long neck away.
McNeil was riding How Womantic for the first time and was impressed by the way she put the race away late.
"She was going well enough in the run but I wasn't expecting her to put them away like she did," McNeil said.
"She didn't give me the feel that she was going to explode to the line but she grew with confidence and the further the race went on the more dominant she was."