David Eustace has nominated the $500,000 Sportsbet Ballarat Cup as a possible end of spring target for imported stayer Floating Artist.
Eustace, who trains in partnership with Ciaron Maher, included the listed event on Saturday, November 20, among options after Floating Artist landed his third consecutive win in the The Big Screen Company Handicap, 1800m, at Sandown Hillside on Saturday.
"He's a progressive horse.
"The bar gets raised and he keeps delivering.
"He was pretty impressive," Eustace said.
He said the Coongy Cup at Caulfield on Saturday, October 13, and Ballarat Cup would be nice targets.
"They'll be plenty of options for him."
Floating Artist is trained out of the Caulfield stable of Maher and Eustace, who have a major part of their racing in Ballarat.
His wins have come at Moonee Valley, Flemington and now Sandown over 1600m, 1700m and 1800m.
The Ballarat Cup is run over 2000m as the last major race of the spring.