WHAT a difference a spell has made to exciting two-year-old Tropic Thunder who scored a breakaway win in the SAJC Distinctive Homes Handicap (1000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

The Mark Kavanagh-trained gelding hadn’t started since finishing down the track in the Group Three VRC Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) in Melbourne.

Well backed to start $2.80 on this occasion, Tropic Thunder tracked the leaders before overpowering them in the straight to win impressively by 2.3-lengths.

Tropic Thunder is by Australia’s twice Champion Sire of 2YO’s More Than Ready out a Snippets mare related to classic types Rebel Raider and Shamoline Warrior.