STAWELL - Poppy's Boy recorded his second win in a row for trainers Terry and Karina O'Sullivan on Tuesday at Stawell.
Jason Lyon hopped back in the saddle after he steered the gelding to a strong maiden win at Donald almost a fortnight ago.
Poppy's Boy jumped out well in the 1100 metre Gift Hotel 0-58 Handicap and was sitting fifth at the 600 metre mark.
Lyon then managed to steer Poppy's Boy to the outside turning for home and the gelding took over the lead with 200 metres to run.
He stormed home to claim victory by three quarters of a length, bringing a smile to the faces of connections and trainer Terry O'Sullivan.
Poppy's Boy's part-owner, Len Thrower was on hand to witness the gelding's second consecutive win and was excited by what he saw.
"We sort of thought he'd win, his last start was brilliant," Thrower said immediately after the race.
"He still did a bit wrong today, but came on very strongly. It was a bit exciting."
Both Thrower and Stawell trainer Terry O'Sullivan agreed that Poppy's Boy just wants to go forward, which can lead to him overracing in stages.
"He just wants to get in front," O'Sullivan said.
"He likes to have a lot of speed in a race and needs to settle down during his races. A couple of times he's been locked up and hasn't been able to finish off."
O'Sullivan said Poppy's Boy will drop back to a 1000 metre event and will race at Ballarat next Thursday, September 12.