James Cummings-trained Avilius has completed a successful day out at Caufiled for the Blue Army by winning the Peter Young Stakes.
The imported French galloper's victory in Saturday's Group Two race came on top of a Group One double for global racing giant Godolphin.
Avilius is being aimed at the Group One Australian Cup at Flemington for which he's now the $2.50 favourite, firming from $2.80 after Saturday's victory.
Ridden by Hugh Bowman, Avilius was sent off the $1.95 favourite and scored by 1-1/2 lengths from Trap For Fools ($15) with Ace High ($31) a long-neck away third.
Cummings is planning a short autumn carnival which may be curtailed after he runs Avilius in the Australian Cup.
“That was his first weight-for-age win in Australia,” he said. “I thought it was extremely impressive the way he did it.
“He enjoyed the firm track and the pace throughout. He settled a little closer and still performed well late.
“The Australian Cup in a couple of weeks looks ideal and we'd love to see him in the same form in two weeks time.
“I am attracted to the prospects of a light autumn with him as he's a beautiful horse; he's clean winded, so we'll just keep him happy.”