THE blossoming driving career of Phoebe Betts reach another milestone on Sunday with the Bathurst reinswoman recording her first winning treble at a single meeting.
Betts drove three winners for three different trainers during the meeting at Parkes, steering He Said She Said (Michael Muscat) and Lucky Lyla (Josh Turnbull) to success in back-to-back events before taking Koaria (Chris Frisby) to victory in the last race of the night.
Koaria backs up quickly this Wednesday night's meeting at Bathurst Paceway, with Betts in the gig once more, while she also prepares to drive Pilch for Muscat and Uncle Miki for Frisby.
"It was pretty exciting. I obviously couldn't have done it without Josh, Chris and Mickey though," Betts said of Sunday's treble.
"The first little fella [He Said She Said] I didn't really expect to get to the front but once I did I thought he'd be hard to run down. The other two I was hoping to get the front and be able to do it easy enough, and they got it pretty good in the end."
Betts has now gone two for two on her drives with He Said She Said after scoring a win on her home track earlier this month.
In her latest run with the Well Said gelding she was able to find the front on the opening lap of the Col Fletcher Ford Pace (1,660 metres) when a gap presented itself on the outside line.
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He responded well when pressure was applied to his outside and beat his rivals home by 1.8m.
Betts then smoked the field with Lucky Lyla in the Terry Brothers Pace (2,040m), bolting clear from gate two and never looking in the slightest bit of danger during a 13m victory.
Koaria went even better in the TAB Venue Mode Maiden Pace (1,660m) to round out the night.
She hammered the field by 24m after Betts gave her a couple of light taps and she responded by turning up the tempo in a big way.
Betts takes Koaria around for another go in Wednesday's Hynash Constructions Ladyship Pace (1,730m) at Bathurst.
She's keen for another drive with the For A Reason filly but knows this run will be a tougher affair.
"She's a bit of a funny sort of girl who can sometimes do a little bit wrong but on Sunday she was too good for them. Hopefully she can do it again," Betts said.
"This one's a bit harder though but I hope she can do the same thing and find a hole somewhere. She's got the draw to be competitive enough, it's just a case of whether she can find some luck."
Pilch and Uncle Miki are both rated strong chances in the early markets for their respective races.
"Chris' two-year-old has only had the one start but he's probably one of my better chances on the night," Betts said.
"He does go pretty good and he would be coming in good out of last start."
Uncle Miki was third on debut, finishing just behind stablemate Our George Boston - who Betts was driving at the time.
Bathurst Paceway's nine race meeting starts from 6.25pm.