"It really doesn't matter what track, what grade, winning six in a row means you've got talent."
That's Mat Rue's take on Best Beau making it six straight wins following his success in the driver's seat on Wednesday night.
Best Beau ($1.75 favourite) won his sixth straight start for trainer Greg Rue by taking out the opening race of the Bathurst meeting, the Stu Valentine 4 Bloodstock Ins Pace (1,730 metres).
While it's not the highest class of harness racing around, Mat Rue said that shouldn't ever diminish the achievement of Best Beau building such an impressive winning streak.
"It's hard to win one race let alone put a sequence together because a lot of things have to go right to do that, and everything has to go be going in the right direction for you," he said.
"Credit goes to Greg to have him going in this run of form at the moment."
Things will get a little tougher for the seven-year-old gelding over the coming starts but Rue looks forward to seeing what he's capable of.
"He's not done yet. I'm not saying that he's going to go on and win six more in a row but he'll definitely win more races. It's not going to be the last time you see him in the winner's circle," he said.
"Obviously from here on in things get harder for him because he goes beyond that 55 rated bracket now but he'll handle it. You'll probably find it's not until the 60 to 65 class where he'll go four or five without winning."
Rue doesn't believe there's been any major secret to the way that Best Beau has been prepared for his current preparation.
"Working with other horses has really done wonders for him and sometimes horses just really click with people," he said.
"It can happen the other way around too, when a horse leaves your stable, so Greg's done a great job with him. He wouldn't have done anything different with him than he would for any other horse - they've just clicked."
It was a memorable race for Greg Rue who also had the quinella, thanks to his $81 shot Whiskiesonthebeach (Trent Rue) flying home late.
Kalypso Sam ($4.40, John O'Shea) was beaten to the runner up spot in a photo finish.
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