He'd been a frustrating commodity for punters after finishing runner-up at his past three outings, but the Chris Waller-trained Louisville ($2.40F) has found the winning post at Rosehill Gardens in a patient steer by hoop Sam Clipperton.

After winning first-up at Canterbury this preparation, the son of Redwood had been rolled at prices of $2.60, $3.80 and $2.50 respectively but the step-up to the 1800m today and inside alley helped him get across the line.

The five-year-old was too strong at the finish for Floating ($18) by a half length with Angel Of Light ($5) a further length and three quarters back in third position.

Jumping on terms with them, Clipperton managed to push up along the steel and settle mid-field in transit, eventually getting into clear air with 300m to go. The victory brings up win number three for prominent owner Gerry Harvey, with the consistent gelding having only missed a drum once in 12 career starts.

It was his first ride on Louisville, and Clipperton was grateful for the favours he received in the run.

"It was just a matter of navigating him and presenting him into the race at the right time," Clipperton said.

"The step-up in distance helped, nice draw helped. He's been racing very well this horse.

"He's just been a victim of wide draws so it was nice to be able to utilise the soft draw here today."

Trainer Chris Waller always talks about his horses being like human athletes and needing confidence, and today's win may be the extra kick his charge needs.

"He got to the front too soon with relative ease and it was just a matter of him lacking confidence, he didn't know how to put them away," Clipperton said.

"He's put another win on the board today, so that will do his confidence the world of good.

"He's a talented horse, he's just got a few creases that needed to be ironed out. Fortunately, I could iron them out today."

As to if whether he could stretch out over even further distance in time, Clipperton was hopeful his mount could take that next step.

"I think so, he relaxes really well. He's very economical with himself," Clipperton said.

"He doesn't burn any excess fuel and the way he was to the line and through the line was to suggest to me that 2000m will probably be a bit of a sweet spot for him."