IMSETTOGO took on the big guns and left them in her wake at Bendigo on Saturday, August 22.
The 4yo daughter of USED TO ME faced eight group 1 winners and stunned her rivals with the most significant of performance of her career.
Reinsman Darby McGuigan gave her the run of the race on the back of the leader after starting from pole.
Once she saw daylight in the sprint lane she powered to the line to score by 4m from Wobelee in a mile rate of 1:59.5 for the 2150m trip.
Imsettogo has been a revelation for Ballarat trainer Anton Golino this season.
Second in the group 1 Victoria Oaks, Imsettogo took 15 starts as a 2yo and 3yo to win her first race.
As a 4yo she has won eight of 13 starts and taken her earnings $97,000.
One of just three foals to race from the first crop of Australian-based French-bred stallion Used To Me, Imsettogo is by far his best performed of his 12 progeny to get to the races to date.
Used To Me’s other winners are 4yo Chateaubriant (2 wins), and 2yos Surprise To Me (1 win) and Dont Car (1 win).