Champion jockey Damien Oliver was able to unlock the key to talented but wayward filly Sovereign Award to bounce back onto the winner's list at Ballarat on Sunday, giving trainer Danny O'Brien a double.

The daughter of Shamus Award raced below par at her past start when a beaten favourite at Sandown on May 15, however she bounced straight to the front and made every post a winner for Oliver.

"I thought she took a good step forward this afternoon, as Damien was able to get her to swich off once she reached the lead and she was quite strong in the run home," assistant trainer Ben Gleeson.

"She has a lot to learn, but as she learns her craft she will continue to get better."

Oliver said the three-year-old raced keenly early but was able to come back fro him mid-race.

"She was very keen early, but she relaxed once we were in front and that allowed her to conserve some energy and be able to sprint home strongly," Oliver said.

"She has plenty of ability - and that is the hard part - she now just needs to improve her manners and she could develop and mature into a lovely filly."

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