Just as he did in his Spring Gift victory last week, On Coin was forced to come from behind after some early interference to catch the front-running Te Amo in the final strides.
The talented chaser posted the third fastest time over 530m at Cannington earlier this year, but has managed just 14 wins from 31 starts.
On Coin has drawn ‘the lemon’, box five, in the final, but his late-charging racing style means he is a threat from any position and he will likely jump favourite.
On Coin will be joined by fellow John Crossley-trained kennelmate Celtic Coin in the final.
Celtic Coin scored ahead of Benatar Girl and Coloccini in 30.78sec, while in the other heat, the David Hobby-trained pair Luba Monelli and Ritchie Rich fought out a tight tussle, with the former prevailing by a length in 30.79sec.