Averau made it back-to-back Flemington victories when the Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison-trained mare proved too good in Saturday’s $80,000 Doriemus Handicap (2000m).

Last seen scoring a dominant win in the Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) on New Year’s Day, the five-year-old had no trouble dropping back 800m to secure her fourth win in five starts.

Morgan said the daughter of Stratum would now head to the Listed Torney Night Cup (2500m) at Moonee Valley in three weeks, before he would try to emulate his father Ron by winning the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) a fortnight later.

“She’s coming back from 2800m to 2000m and I wasn’t sure if she could do it or not but she’s a bonny little mare and she just loves racing,” Morgan said.

“There’s still more to come, the way she’s going I couldn’t see her going backwards.

“We did think about going to Tassie with her but it might have been a bit tough because she doesn’t travel that well so we’ve decided to tackle the Adelaide Cup.”

Settling in second position in running for jockey Linda Meech, Averau ($5) took over the running at the top of the straight before holding on to record a half-length victory over the fast-finishing Extra Zero ($7) – who finished runner-up for the 15th time in 70 starts and in the minor placings for the ninth time in ten starts this preparation – with Tooleybuc Kid($6) a further 1.25 lengths away in third.

WATCH: Averau and Linda Meech combine for another victory at Flemington