Joe Druitt had been dreaming of his first winner but never imagined it would come as easily as it did.
The youngest of David Druitt's three reinsman sons got on the board at Riverina Paceway on Friday night with Saucy Dreams delivering an impressive victory.
The 19-year-old had a later start in harness racing, but was thrilled to bring up memorable first.
"It's really good to get there," Druitt said.
"I was pretty late getting my licence compared to my brothers so it is good to get there especially after coming a few placings in a row."
Trained by his father, Saucy Dreams had been knocking on the door of a victory, and hadn't missed a top four finish in her last seven starts, but put in a fast last half to keep her rivals well at bay.
Zipping to the lead running a 28.6 second third quarter, the five-year-old never looked in trouble as she downed Rhianna Reigns to win by 8.6 metres.
It gave Druitt plenty of time to savour the victory four months after his first drive.
"It was good," he said.
"I won easy as and I was quite surprised to be honest.
"I thought Pete (McRae on Rhianna Reigns) would have taken off in front of me a little bit earlier but it didn't happen so I took my chance and ran with it."
With oldest brother Ross losing his claim, Druitt hopes the win can help him pick up even more drives.
"Dad has been giving me some good drives lately," he said.
"He's pretty good but I was kinda waiting on Ross who lost his claim just last week so hopefully I'll be getting a few more.
"I'm already getting a few more."
David Druitt was pleased to see his youngest son get on the board.
"He gets on good with the mare," he said.
"She's been going good and I think there is another win or two in her.
"She only goes up two points tonight and next week basically she's in same race.
"She might draw one or two wider and ends up last but that was where she was anyway."
Meanwhile Topisie Grinner broke through for a much deserved victory.
After twice finishing second in heats of the Regional Championships before another second in the A consolation, the Young pacer went one better.
Chloe Powderly was thrilled with the stable favourite's effort.
"He's a very consistent horse, he doesn't win often but he is always thereabouts," Powderly said.
"I said to Jordan (Seary) he's had 16 drives on him now and has only been out of a cheque twice so they get on and it's awesome."