Heavily supported in the betting, Excelleration and jockey Harry Coffey took advantage of a light weight to outstay their rivals in the Launceston Cup.

Bushfires in Ballarat prevented trainer Richard Cully from making the trip across Bass Strait to see the seven-year-old win the Group 3 race over 2400m after taking the Great Western Cup (1950m) in country Victoria in late January.

For Coffey, this success added to a weekend to remember when steering Queman to win the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield last Saturday.

"He was going to win the race a long way out and he travelled super," Coffey said.

"He almost travelled too good, but Richie said to me just to sit against him for as long as you can and that he'd pull.

"You won't be able to talk him out of it, he said, and I did have a tough time out there.

"When got to the front he had a bit of a look around but it was his race a long way out."

Excelleration, the $2.60 favourite, won by 1¼ lengths over the Patrick Payne-trained Alhambra Lad ($6) who settled better in the run compared to his rougher Hobart Cup effort with the Jason Warren-trained Grand Pierro ($8) a half-head away in third.

Aurora's Symphony's attempt at winning the $300,000 feature for a third time wasn't to be as the last-start Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) winner found the 61.5kg too much.

In other Launceston feature races, spending time at the beach over the past month has made all the difference to seven-year-old mare Megamea who won the Group 3 Vamos Stakes.

Craig Williams steered Megamea ($7.50) to victory with the Patrick Payne-trained Jenny Jerome ($7) a short-neck margin away in second and local hope Alvarinho ($7) 1-1/4 lengths away in third.

"Being at Glenn Stevenson's place through February has made such a difference to getting a mare of her age to be performing like she is," trainer Luke Oliver said.

"She's feeling well and looking good and racing that way, too."

Earlier on the card, Victorian visitor Keats ($2.70 favourite) and Indispensible ($8) dead-heated in the Listed Hellova Street Stakes over 1600m.