The trip to Wagga paid off for Robbie Morris who struck early success at Riverina Paceway on Sunday.
Coming down from Menangle for just the two drives, Morris combined with Victorian trainer Sonia Mahar to take out the two-year-old with Sheeza Mamacita.
One of the state's most successful reinsmen explained the stable the keen to use the race as a test trial for the Australia Pacing Gold series later in the month.
"Sonia, Daniel (Jack) and the owners of this little filly came and stayed down home when she raced in the Pink Bonnet," Morris said.
"She did a few things wrong but is a really nice filly and they wanted someone to drive her in the APG heats in Sydney in a fortnight's time so to get a feel for her Sonia brought her halfway and I met her halfway."
He was impressed with her efforts after starting from a wide barrier and working her way around the field.
Running a last half in 56.7 seconds, the daughter of Mach Three ran home in 28 seconds.
"She felt really good," Morris said.
"She probably got a little lost in front so there was probably a bit more left but she got the job done and when that other horse came alongside her she really fought on.
"We were happy with her."
The filly was one of three Mahar trained runners in the race with Im Delightful, who won at Wagga on Friday, finishing third.
Bruce Harpley split them on Adam Crocker.
Morris also finished third with his other drive Seattle Trace.