London Lady broke through for her first win in impressive fashion at Riverina Paceway on Friday.
Tasting success for the first time at her 17th attempt, London Lady ($31) was set alight by Peter McRae off the gate.
And then she just kept on running.
She had far too much in hand for her rivals, going on to down Dawn Ofa New Brew ($31) by 8.9 metres in a mile rate of 1:57.0.
Trainer Kevin Wheatley admitted it had been a long time coming.
"It was a relief," Wheatley said. "She has been very disappointing actually.
"Her second start here she just got beat and they went 1:57 so I thought the ability was there but she's one of those horses where you just needed to work out how to get it out of her."
Wheatley believes he's finally cracked the daughter of Safari by working her less.
It's something she appreciated after returning to Wheatley's stable after a couple of unplaced efforts.
"I've actually backed off her work," he said. "That's all I've done different.
"She got home up the straight pretty good especially as two starts back here with 200 metres to go she said I've had enough.
"I figured what I was doing there wasn't working so I backed off her."
Wheatley thought McRae's tactics to keep on running really suited.
"She hasn't got any sprint but will keep going at the one good, consistent pace," he said.
Owned and bred by Wheatley's wife Sharon, London Lady was sent to Victoria in an attempt to win her Vicbred bonus.
She scored two of her three placings for Wayne Anderson but couldn't quite deliver before heading back to the Riverina.
Meanwhile Temora Reactor was another who broke a long winless streak on Friday.
The five-year-old put in a tough effort for trainer-driver Garry Harpley to bring up his first win since October.
Posted wide early, Temora Reactor then found the position outside leader Rodanthe Nights before holding off a late charge to bring up her sixth career win.
Temora Reactor had been placed in six of his 20 starts between Riverina Paceway wins and Harpley thought he appreciated the drop in grade after racing in the Regional Championships.
"He's a funny horse," Harpley said.
"He's got the ability but has cost himself that many races.
"The last few races he's been in the Championships and last start here he ran last but run 56 and 27 for his last quarter.
"It was a big drop in grade."
Temora Reactor ($9) clocked a career best mile rate of 1:57.0 as he went on to beat First Prize ($4.60) by 1.5 metres.
Harpley hadn't planned on such a tough run after a let up but felt he had little choice from the wide alley.
"I had a plan in my head that with a month between runs we would have to go back from out there and let him work into it from the 600 but when I looked across he was still seven wide so I thought we'd better poke forward," he said.