A patient approach from James Cummings is paying off in style for promising colt Tactical Advantage.
Tactical Advantage kept a perfect sequence since returning from a spell, holding off First Approval for his second successive win at Randwick on Monday.
The three-year-old’s most important success came after he broke maiden ranks at Canterbury earlier this month.
Given the run of the race in a small field, Tactical Advantage drove through inside runners under Glyn Schofield to win as the $2 favourite.
Cummings ensured Tactical Advantage’s two-year-old season was kept to a minimum with two starts resulting in Kembla Grange and Gosford placings.
“He’s kicked off his preparation nicely which we predicted after we gave him plenty of time off to mature,” Cummings told Sky Thoroughbred Central.
“We’re reaping the rewards now.”
Country-trained Waitandwatch is also on an unbeaten run this time in after claiming the TAB Sprint.
A winner at Muswellbrook and Hawkesbury after resuming, Waitandwatch made further progress to beat last-start Warwick Farm winner Magicaz.
The Angela Davies-trained speedster has now won four of his six starts and apprentice Blaike McDougall has been involved in the past three victories.
McDougall is indentured to Randwick trainer John Thompson who produced a surprise result when One More Honey won the Newgate Sizzling Juvenile Handicap.
In One More Honey ($31) and Meliboea ($51), Thompson saddled up the two outsiders in the six-horse field but he almost trained the quinella.
One More Honey defeated the Godolphin youngster Banish with Meliboea taking the minor placing.