Kardesler proved a drop in grade was all that was needed to cruise to an easy Meander Valley Cup win on Sunday.
After having a great run at the Golden Apple, the former Victorian pacer staved off the likes of Be Major Threat and Feel The Burn before driver Ricky Duggan pulled away on the final straight to win by 7.5 metres.
This marked Kardesler's fifth win since coming to the Apple Isle in June.
Duggan drove three Juanita McKenzie-trained winners on the day, having also been victorious in Sunday's first race the Shane McHenry Memorial Stakes, which he won by nine metres on another Victorian in Helikaon.
The trainer-driver duo tasted victory a third time later in the evening via a five-metre winner in Sharmey.
[Helikaon] Did it easy enough - he's a nice little horse ... he's got a bit of speed early and knew when to hold up at the front.Ricky Duggan
Familiar with a number of the Magra-based trainer's Victorian imports, Duggan said he was pleased with how they handled Tasmanian tracks so far.
"They've come over from Melbourne and have won three or four each so far," he said.
"[Helikaon] did it easy enough - he's a nice little horse ... he's got a bit of speed early and knew when to hold up at the front.
"But then on the run home when you ask him for a bit more he just really knuckles into it and hits the line well."
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Duggan said both Sharmey and Helikaon would take a week or two off in preparation for races in February and March.
"It's just a bit of a freshen up ... they've done a good job as it is ... hopefully they'll come back and keep on their winning ways," he said.
The cup win was Kardesler's first step in a country cup sweep bid - a goal McKenzie was eager to see to fruition.
The day saw its fair share of excitement outside of the big race.
This included an upset in the penultimate Tasmanian Country Championship, where Todd Rattray trained and driven pacer Kadar battled to win over Rohan Hillier-drawn Kuyomi, who finished third.
Hillier rode a surprise winner in the race prior, snatching a hard-earned win from third-placed Rocket Blaster.
And despite opening as 1.65 favourites, Duggan and pacer Watchmylips fell to second in lieu of a dominating race from 15.00 underdog Tarleton Riley in the eighth race.