Cafe Rizu, ridden by Damien Oliver, defeats Reuber at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos/Natasha Morello)

Cafe Rizu, ridden by Damien Oliver, defeats Reuber at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos/Natasha Morello)

Perfect Saturday for Price, Kent

Training partners Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr enjoyed a hot start to Saturday’s racing with wins with the first four horses they saddled at Flemington and Moe.

When the hot favourite Tavidance trotted home by six lengths for Jamie Kah home to the delight of punters in the fourth race at Flemington, the trainers had made if four wins from four runners across the two venues.

The duo sent two horses to the Moe meeting and both maidens Odeum ($3 equal favourite) and Gypsy Choice ($2.10 favourite) saluted before a similar scenario played out at Flemington.

Three-year-old filly Cafe Rizu, $3.90 chance within the market, was then lifted over the line by Damien Oliver to score in the $135,000 Coffee Roasters Plate (1800m) for three-year-olds to make it a running double for the rider, who scored aboard fellow three-year-old Fatigues ($4.60) for Godolphin's Australian head trainer James Cummings.

Kah then rated the favourite Tavidance ($2.40) to perfection, parking him in behind a generous speed, to score a most impressive win in the $125,000 Seppelt Wines Trophy (1720m) at benchmark 84 level.

WATCH: Tavidance's Flemington win

Michael Kent Jnr said Tavidance was simply not himself when a last-start failure, so he was thrilled to see the horse bounce back for a soft victory.

"I think, last time, he was not himself," he said. "He had an off day. When he won at Caulfield the time prior, you don’t see horses pull up that well. He’s a very clean winded horse.

"It worked out so well. Rolling tempo, soft track, they opened up which allowed him to get off the fence which was always our concern. The way he went on with it was impressive."

Kah said: "He’s just a different horse when he gets a bit more room.

"Last start he got a bit of a bump and he’s such a big, raw horse that I think that brought him undone. Today he just in a beautiful rhythm, in his own world and he showed just how talented he is.

"He doesn’t like a stop-start tempo, he likes room and he likes the track when it’s on the softer side."

Oliver said earlier that Cafe Rizu showed staying talent to secure his victory up to 1800 metres.

"She certainly threw more to the Zabeel side (dam side) than Rubick," he said. "I rode her first-up and I thought (said) to Mick (Price) sometimes these late season, early season mile to 1800 metre races can be a little bit thin, and after riding her first up I thought she was going to love a mile or further.

"So, Mick found a nice bridging race for her on the synthetic and it was a more suitable race for her today. Any time a two-year-old can beat the older horses in a maiden shows a bit of merit to their form."

The Price/Kent supporters have to wait until the final race at Flemington for the trainers to saddle up their next runners with both Zero Doubt and Shush set to represent the stable.