Cruz Bromac has made the best possible start to the Victorian Inter Dominions, winning the opening two rounds at Melton on Saturday, and again at Ballarat on Tuesday night.
The Falcon Seelster-Crown Defender relished his return to racing at Melton last Saturday, leading throughout from the four gate.
Sent out a raging $1.40 favourite, Cruz Bromac gave supporters no cause for concern at Melton, stepping up the tempo in the run home to win untested by 5.1 metres from former stablemate Cash N Flow.
The seven-year-old rated 1:53.8 for the mobile 2240m to win the fastest of the three pacing heats on night one for driver Natalie Ramussen.
Cruz Bromac also justified his hot $1.60 favouritism, over the 1710m sprint at Ballarat on Tuesday, despite an outside second row draw.
He made a move to be parked outside leader Audi Hare beginning the final lap and was again too shapr in the run home, coming clear by 2.8 metres in a 1:53.5 rate.
Cruz Bromac’s stablemate Spankem, a four-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding from Crushem (from the Armalight-Amaretto Bromac family), made light of a tricky five gate in the opening heat, also in the hands of Natalie Rasmussen.
They made a move a lap out to improve outside the leader and held fellow Canterbury four-year-old Im Pats Delight by 3.2 metres, in a 1:54.1 rate.
Spankem, also from a second row draw on the night two, sprinted well late to finish third at Ballarat, behind front-running winner Wrappers Delight, and series favourite, Tiger Tara.