TOO classy and very composed.
Misdemeanor ($1.15 favourite, Amy Rees) bounced back from an unlucky run a week earlier to cruise to victory in Sunday's Bourkes Horse Rugs 3YO Pace (1,730 metres)
Driver Amy Rees found the lead early on Peter Trevor-Jones' Misdemeanor from gate three - a far different story from her previous outing where she was stuck for a run on the second row - and used her better draw to perfection.
The Roll With Joe x Ima Gucci Girl filly broke away from the chasing group with 200 metres remaining and left them to fight it out for the minors.
Rees had confidence Misdemeanor would have won her previous race at Bathurst if not for her unlucky run, and knew with some clean air in Sunday's attempt her filly would be tough to beat.
"She looked pretty good on paper. There were a few speedy horses at the start, and I didn't know if they'd come out hard or not, but we held the lead quite easily and she just did it herself from there," she said.
"At about the 300 she just goes and you don't have to ask anything from her."
Mitch Turnbull offered a mid race challenge on Mac Stubborn and forced Rees to increase the tempo in order to hold her lead.
The little mid race scare didn't drain the favourite's energy stores.
Misdemeanor nabbed close to a 15m gap at one stage down the straight, easing down to win by 8m ahead of Mat Rue's Platinum Promise ($9.50).
The winning mile rate was 1:56.1 and gave Misdemeanor her second career win.
"She's come a long way really. You can hunt her up there and know that she won't jump out or anything," Rees said.
"She was a handful at the start and used to do a bit wrong but Sam Hewitt got her going pretty well. Pete's got her back and she's had really good manners ever since then."
Quality-wise there was very little difference between Misdemeanor's previous race and Sunday's win but Rees said the draw was critical.
"Last start was a similar field. If she had the right run she would have won quite easily but from that draw it was a bit tricky and we couldn't get any gaps at the end," she said.
"It's all learning for her, too. She's never been tucked away on the fence since I've been driving her. Last start we just said 'Well it didn't work out but she earned her cheque' and that was a new experience for her."