Wanted sprinter Rough Justice has inherited his sire’s affinity with Flemington’s famous straight course to win Heat 5 of the Creswick Stakes Series (1100m).

Rough Justice had been runner-up at Flemington a fortnight ago and looked a winner in transit on Saturday.

“It was a challenge with 58.5kg but he always had the race in hand,” co-trainer Mat Ellerton said.  “He was strong through the line and will now step up to 1200 metres.”

Ellerton was referring to the LR Creswick Stakes Final (1200m) at Flemington on July 11.  Wanted’s first black-type winner arrived with Dead Or Alive in the LR Oaklands Plate (1600m) at Morphettville last month.

Rough Justice (3g Wanted – Hard Rider by Maroof) is a half-brother to stakes winners Utah Saints (God’s Own), Big Chill (Artie Schiller) and Hard Stride (Hard Spun).  A Contract Racing homebred, he is raced by David and Jenny Moodie in partnership with Nick and Gayle Psaltis.

Wanted (Fastnet Rock) retired to Eliza Park International after winning the G1 Newmarket Hcp (1200m) at Flemington.  He had been runner-up to Black Caviar first-up at headquarters in the G2 Danehill Stakes and added Group 1 placings down the straight in the Lightning Stakes and Patinack Classic before booking a stud career in the Newmarket.

Eliza Park International will stand Wanted for a $16,500 (inc gst) service fee this year.

EPI was in the frame with an interstate double as vendors on Saturday.  Lonrockstar (Lonhro), a $75,000 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier graduate, claimed the Takeover Target Tribute at Flemington and Trueno (Written Tycoon), who made $22,500 at the 2012 Adelaide Magic Millions, won at Morphettville.

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