Morisset trainer Mark Callaghan believes Laceys Lad can go on with the job at Menangle Park after scoring his first win there in 14 starts on Saturday night.
The five-year-old gelding led all the way to cap a successful weekend for Callaghan and driver Tom Ison, who also combined for a winning double at Newcastle Paceway on Friday night to open that program.
Laceys Lad, sixth the previous weekend at Menangle, led from gate one in the seventh and narrowly held off odds-on favourite Island Banner on the line in a career-best mile of 1:53:2.
The former Kiwi's previous 11 wins in 56 starts had all come at Newcastle.
"He's been really good to the stable," Callaghan said.
"He just keeps getting better and better so hopefully he can win another one down there.
"He had a good draw and it was a slightly weaker race than last week down there. I think that was the first time he's been able to lead down there as well. He can come from behind but he likes dictating terms if he can."
Motu Sapphire and High Line were Callaghan and Ison's Newcastle winners. Motu Sapphire has won three of five starts with Ison.
"Ever since I put Tom Ison on her, he seems to have clicked with her," Callaghan said. "High Line's got a super record at Newcastle over the 2000 metres. She lost an eye in a paddock accident, so she had over 12 months off, and she's done a really good job since she's come back, winning four times."
"It was a good win and hopefully there's a few more in store for her."