CAULFIELD-trained Under Oath will be set for the Apsley Cup after scoring an impressive victory in the Casterton Cup on Sunday.
The Apsley Cup, which is normally run at Edenhope, has been transferred to Casterton on June 6 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Henry Dwyer-trained Under Oath, with Michael Poy aboard, defeated Patch Adams by nearly three lengths with Nashville Sound in third place.
Hot favourite Grand Crown went amiss in the in the 2000-metre race, forcing Poy to make a wide run on Under Oath.
Dwyer told The Standard Under Oath was a stable favourite and was suited to the tight turning track at Casterton.
"I've got to give a lot of credit to Michael," he said.
"It was a clever ride by Michael. He whipped around the other runners at the right time.
"He's been a terrific horse for his owners and all the staff love him at home. He's an honest performer who measures up to those second tier country cups.
"Having the Apsley Cup transferred to Casterton is a real advantage for us because Under Oath has won his two starts at the track."
Under Oath's win gave Poy the second leg of a winning double. He won a restricted race on Killavally for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.
Billy Egan took the riding honours on the eight-race program, winning three races for his boss Patrick Payne. They were successful with Hadley's Lady, Equaspecial and Glass Ceiling.
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