Perth Cup winner Black Tycoon will be vying for a trip to contest the $400,000 Adelaide Cup (3200m) in March when he resumes in next month's $100,000 Detonator Stakes (1800m) at Ascot.

Trainer Justin Warwick said Black Tycoon had thrived at his Myalup property since his narrow win for champion jockey Damien Oliver over God Has Spoken in the $500,000 Perth Cup (2400m) on January 1.

"The horse is in good order and happy within himself," Warwick said.

"I can't see a problem. He stayed in the stables and we just reduced his workload. There was not much point putting him into a paddock with the flies and heat.

"He was not at the end of his tether in the Perth Cup so it is not like he needed a break."

The roguish eight-year-old has gone ahead in leaps and bounds since he was transferred to Warwick 12 months ago, winning $677,800 in stakes from his $728,544 in total earnings from his triumphs in the Perth Cup, Tattersall's Cup, Hyperion Stakes and Geraldton Cup and four wins in restricted class.

Warwick has travelled with pacers across the east coast in the past and was not concerned about the logistics of having to fly Black Tycoon to Melbourne and then float the horse to Adelaide.

"I've done it a few times so the logistics are worked out," he said.

"It is a matter of getting the horse there in the right frame of mind."

Meanwhile, apprentice Brayden Gaerth had a perfect start to his new career with Ascot trainer Simon Miller when he scored a narrow win on Heart Of Mama in yesterday's Bundaberg Maiden (1200m) at Bunbury.

Gaerth is a new recruit to the Miller stable after initially being indentured to co-trainers Lou and Dion Luciani.

Riding for under a year, Gaerth rode winners at Kalgoorlie, Carnarvon and the North-West, but yesterday was his first on a provincial track.

Miller has underlined his faith in the novice three-kilo claiming rider, booking him to partner boom three-year-old Sujet at his return in tomorrow's Westspeed 3YO Handicap at Ascot.

Sujet will use the 1100m handicap as a lead-up into the $100,000 Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1200m) on February 15.

"He was not at the end of his tether in the Perth Cup so it is not like he needed a break.""Black Tycoon's trainer *Justin Warwick *

The West Australian

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