Tamworth reinswoman Sarah Rushbrook hopes to continue on her winning way when a 10-race program is held Tamworth on Thursday afternoon.
After driving a winning double at last week's Tamworth meeting, Rushbrook could very well achieve that feat again, with three drives on Thursday: Jaspers Ayr (from the Richard Williams stables), Berling (McKayler Mitchell) and her own pacer, Gotta Rush.
"It would be nice to do it again," Rushbrook said of driving another double. "I didn't think I would drive a double at last week's meeting, so I was stoked."
After taking out the Johns Auto Service Local Reinswoman for the 2018-19 season at Tamworth, Rushbrook's first win of the new season was behind Capital Cullect, from the Shepherdson stables, at Narrabri.
"That is my first winner for the season so the monkey is off my back," she said.
"Winning that premiership was a good way to end my best season so far and I'm proud to have my name first on the trophy.
"I have been lucky enough to drive a few of the Shepherdson horses - including Kid Montana at the trials. Their team is absolutely flying, so whatever they are doing, it is working."
Last week, Rushbrook drove Capital Cullect to a 15-metre win in the Sky Racing Active Ladyship Pace over Dusty Plains (Lola Weidemann), with Apollo Bam Bee (Allan Beresford) 1.9 metres away in third place.
"She has been going really good and I have been fortunate to have a few drives on her," Rushbrook said.
"I finished second on her a couple of weeks ago - she is just improving with age and is starting to put it together on the track."
Punters had placed the Gotta Go Cullect-Washingtonseymour mare in as race favourite.
After commencing from the eight barrier, Rushbrook found the one-by-one, while Jaspers Ayr (Richard Williams) led the field. Rushbrook stole the race after commencing a sprint in the back straight, to come away for the impressive win.
Rushbrook's second win for the day proved to be a closer finish, with the Ken Natty-trained Clancy Pants taking out the Margaret Ford Volunteer of the Year-Anne Brown Ladyship Pace.
"That race didn't go to plan but the end result is what we wanted," Rushbrook said. "Very happy."
Clancy Pants was having her first race start since the seven-year-old mare finished seventh at an Armidale meeting
While Shezabonnygem (Jake Hughes), Miss Catalina (Lola Weidemann) and Licinia (Guy Chapple) made a line of three vying for the lead, Rushbrook was placed second last, before a burst four wide saw Clancy Pants grab the win by a half head.
"She has got a really good turn of foot this mare - her sit-and-sprint is super," Rushbrook said. "I have a pretty high strike rate with Kenny [Natty]."
Rushbrook will commence her attack on Thursday afternoon's meeting in the opening event behind Jasper Ayr. The horse is one of three runners from the Williams Racing Stables in the HRNSW Reward Series Heat.
"She is a plodder," Rushbrook said of the grey mare. "She hasn't got a lot of high speed but she is a lovely horse."
Rushbrook will then contest race two behind Berling, for Tamworth trainer McKayler Mitchell.
Gotta Rush, Rushbrook's own pacer, will then contest the Smokeys Bar & Grill @ Wests Diggers Ladyship Pace.
"She is going good too - she is improving every time she goes around, so I think she will finish there abouts," Rushbrook said.