Having gone more than 1000 days without a win, the connections of Sound Of Cannons are hoping to win twice in the space of three days.
Sound Of Cannons scored in the Ladbrokes Switch Handicap (2400m) and will back-up in the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Success in the Ramsden Stakes provides the winner a ballot exemption into the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington in November.
Wednesday's victory came at his 19th start in Australia which also coincided with his first run racing left-handed since his arrival.
Ridden by Jamie Kah, Sound Of Cannons ($6) scored by 2-¼ lengths from Irish Butterfly ($4) with the $3.50 favourite Teofilo Star a further 2-¾ lengths away.
OTI Racing's Terry Henderson, a part-owner of the stayer, said he hopes he doesn't have to wait another 1000 days to see another win from Sound Of Cannons.
"This horse raced very well left-handed over in Europe and hadn't raced that way in Australia," Henderson said.
"It was worthwhile having a shot at the stumps to bring him down and if he went well to back him up."
Henderson said Saturday's Ramsden Stakes had not always been a target for Sound Of Cannons.
He said the Group 1 Sydney Cup, run last month at Randwick, had been under consideration.
"He's a lovely horse and John has always had a lot of time for him, but he was probably his own worst enemy as he would tug in his races, wouldn't settle, and was always a little nervy," Henderson said.
"Today was going to decide whether he went on to Saturday or goes to the paddock.
"Fortunately, it's gone the right way."