WEDNESDAY night's Bathurst Paceway meeting belonged to Mat Rue, who won all four races he drove in.
After claiming a win as trainer-driver on board Goodtime Hero in the second event of the night Rue went on to round out the meeting with three straight winning drives on Dargos Pet, Shes All Smiles and The Handsome One.
Goodtime Hero ($5) pushed his career earnings past the $50,000 mark with his win in the Reliance Bank Pace (1,730 metres), pulling out from behind leader Good Cop ($6.50, Amanda Turnbull) to run him down in style.
He then drove a winning double for trainer Michael Muscat when he led all the way on Dargos Pet ($1.22 favourite) in the Listening To Our Customers Pace (1,730m) and then got the nod in a photo finish when Shes All Smiles ($1.40 favourite) held on to beat Shes The Other One ($19, John O'Shea) in the Stu Valentine 4 Bloodstock Ins Ladyship Pace (1,730m).
Rue completed his perfect night in the gig when the Darrell Dwyer-trained The Handsome One ($5) pushed past favourite Mister Mysterious ($2.40, Justin Reynolds) to take out the TAB Long May We Play Pace (1,730m).
The quadruple race winner had confidence Muscat's horses could do the job but he was pleasantly surprised his other two chances could pull through.
"I thought Mickey's horses, Dargos Pet and Shes All Smiles, would be good chances but Goodtime Hero I saw as a good place shot. With The Handsome One you never really know what you're going to get with him. He was the big unknown," he said.
"I thought I could get two wins but I kept going. I wanted more races at the end of the night. I couldn't say with certainty whether I'd gone four from four before but it's probably unlikely."
Rue said the success with Goodtime Hero was a welcome bounce back to the winner's circle.
"We took Goodtime Hero up to Tamworth last start because we thought he could win up there but he was a bit disappointing," he said.
"He's come back home, regrouped, we changed a few things on him and he had a much better performance."