Top stayer Kincaple has been transferred to Cranbourne trainer Mark Webb for a crack at the $400,000 Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m).
Limited options in WA and a high rating of 105 led connections to send Kincaple to Victoria.
Managing-owner Peter Miguel said the eight-year-old pulled up well from his disappointing 13th behind Black Tycoon in the Perth Cup (2400m) on January 1.
Kincaple was one of the leading cup fancies after his close second to Ihtsahymn in the CB Cox Stakes (2100m), but the 59kg topweight and outside barrier proved a stumbling block.
"The owners had a meeting a week after the Perth Cup and we decided to send him to Melbourne," Miguel said.
"There aren't many races here for him and he'd get big weights if he went to the Pinjarra and Bunbury cups.
"He has plenty of options over there and hopefully we'll get him up for the Adelaide Cup.
"Melbourne might suit him better with the softer tracks. He's over there now and settling in well."
The Adelaide Cup is run at Morphettville on March 10.
"We hope to get Dan Staeck over there to ride him because he knows him so well," Miguel said.
·Irish jockey Eddie Creighton is confident he has his first serious chance to win Sunday's $90,000 Mungrup Stud Sprint (1305m) when he rides Carry The Nation.
Creighton, who arrived in Albany two years ago, believes Carry The Nation has the class to match his Perth opposition in the Mount Barker feature.
The Mark Nelson-trained Carry The Nation scored a barnstorming second-up win over 1200m on his home track at Albany last Thursday.
"He sat back and finished off the race strongly," Creighton said.
"He has worked well since and he has shown form at Ascot in the past, so I think he is up to them."
The Simon Miller-trained Comfysofa and Jungle Mist Classic winner Rouge Dior head the Perth invaders.