Tracey Bartley left it in Travis Wolfgram's hands to decide when he'd pull the trigger on Miss Redoble.
When the jockey did, Miss Redoble did the rest.
The Drumbeats mare unleashed a powerful sprint to race away with the Kembla Grange Provincial Championships qualifier on Saturday and storm into the $500,000 final next month.
"We're there and we are going to have a good time. It's special," Bartley said.
Miss Redoble was given little hope of producing such a performance after heading to the gates as a $51 outsider.
It's lucky horses don't know what odds they're paying.
Miss Redoble lapped up the heavy surface as the rain tumbled down at the Illawarra Turf Club to score by three lengths over fast-finishing Mick Tubman's Bye See ($7) and Robert and Luke Price's Eugene's Pick ($4.80).
"When she drew 16 I said it's the right alley for her because she's just not going to get held up," Bartley said.
"She was running fourth jogging.
"I didn't think she would be that close. I thought she would be mid-field.
"She is a good mare and we know that."
Wolfgram had Miss Redoble in a perfect position to pounce just behind the speed in the run and made his move as the field turned for home.
"Tracey said if I wanted to get going on the turn, that if I wanted to get going, get going and don't worry about it," Wolfgram said.
"I knew she was rock hard fit. I hit the front sooner than I would have wanted to but she just ran away from them."
"She got through it really well so hopefully Randwick is a heavy 10."
Kembla-based duo Bye See and Eugene's Pick have both also booked their spot in the Provincial Championships final after finishing in the minor placings.
Tubman was ecstatic with the run of his daughter of Chance Bye and expects the mare to be a force to be reckoned with in the final.
"She hadn't run for a month so she will improve off the run," he said.
"She will go straight to the final now."
Eugene's Pick had been a dual acceptor for the Epona Stakes at Rosehill, but the Prices opted to head to their home track instead.
"The last 10 days we were thinking of running her over 1900m at Rosehill but when the rain came we had to change our plan," Co-trainer Luke Price said.
"When it looked like the track was going to be heavy in both places, we elected to go this way. We had to do a bit of work early but it will be nice to draw a gate in the final on a big dry track.
"I am very proud of the horse and happy to get there."
Last year's heat winner Mandylion, trained by Gwenda Markwell, led the field into the straight but was run down late to finish fourth.
Markwell still has $4 favourite Archedemus qualified for the lucrative final after the five-year-old won the Newcastle heat earlier this month.
The decider will be held on day two of The Championships at Randwick on April 13.
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