Whosashadylady showed her true colours in winning the AON Risk Solutions Pace at the Tamworth harness meeting on Sunday afternoon with a whopping $71 payout (fixed odds) and $84 (tote) to the punters.
"I think she was a bit shady and took everyone by surprise," reinswoman Stacey Weidemann said on returning to scale.
"My instructions were drive for all the shortcuts and drive for luck."
The Ernie Mabbott trained Tiger Courage (Anthony Varga) led the field from the one barrier while Rizado (Brad Elder) from the Greg Coney stables crossed from the six barrier out wide to race out in the breeze.
After commencing from the 11 barrier Weidemann sat at the back of the field placed five back on the inside running line.
With the race tempo accelerating in the back straight on the final occasion Weidemann and Whosashadylady weaved their way through the field before making a four-wide run around the final turn.
"We did have to drive for a bit of luck as we weren't blessed with any sort of a draw and there were some handy horses in the race," Weidemann added.
"We had to go out and have a go and look for anything and everything and take a chance and it paid off."
Heza Flash Boy from the Denis Maricic stables at Anna Bay and driven by Guy Chapple looked the winner after leading the field into the home straight on the final occasion after a three wide run on the final bend.
At the same time Whosashadylady was gaining momentum with her four wide run down the home straight in the 1980 metre event to have a head win over Heza Flash Boy.
At Random (Lola Weidemann) was 2.3m away third.
Whosashadylady was having only her second race start for new owner in Jenny Moon, and is trained by her husband Graham Moon, a Director of the THRC.
"I have never actually driven for Graham and Jenny before so I am grateful that they gave me the drive and even happier to get a win for them," Weidemann said.
Weidemann was also awarded the Pub Group sponsored Drive of the Day for the win with Whosashadylady.
For Jenny and Graham Moon it was a winning double when another of their pacers in Chinook Winds won at Cobram later in the afternoon, also with a winning margin of a head over the nearest rival in Asta Leugo (Abbey Turnbull) with a mile rate of 1.58.1 for 1670 metres.
Chinook Winds is currently in the stables of Glenn Douglas in Victoria.
Weidemann meanwhile made it a driving double at Tamworth when she guided Readily to a win in the PeterMac Photography Pace.
With Nice One Jon (Brendan James) taking the lead from the one barrier Readily was sitting in on the leaders back after commencing from the seven barrier.
"We just found a hole down the back straight and away we went," added Weidemann who made her own luck to chase Nice One Jon.
Six-year-old Readily, trained by Lola Weidemann, made the home straight his own in recording career win 16 at race start 140. He had a winning margin of 9.5m over Shadow Pass (Anthony Varga) with Nice One Jon another 1.9m away third.
"In the right class and company, he has got a good turn of foot but he (Readily) is always fun to drive and has been good to us," Weidemann said.