Courageous Katee was rewarded for her consistency with a strong win in the C3/C4 Pace at Mowbray on Sunday night but it was a painful race for one of her rivals.
Adrian Collins settled the Dick Eaves-trained mare in the death before going to the lead at the bell and, while she was avoiding any trouble, third placegetter Reign Of Pain was never out of it.
Reign of Pain was badly checked at the 1400m then broke and lost considerable ground at the 600m before flashing home to go down by only 5-1/2m.
Courageous Katee, who made the $280,000 Breeders Crown final as a two-year-old, has now won nine races including eight for Eaves.
In contrast, Reign Of Pain has had 17 starts for trainer Heath Szczypka and had to settle for 11 minor placings.
Former NSW mare Machitelli made a one-act affair of the C0 Pace after working forward to find the lead at the bell.
Favourite Peaceful Thomas took off from the rear down the back straight to give chase and quickly moved to second but the leader was in a different race.
Machitelli, having her second start for Ben Yole and driven by his brother Mark, went on to score by 17m rating 1:57.2 in a very impressive performance.
Cardinal Ringo was another impressive winner in the C2 Pace giving his rivals a start and comprehensive beating despite being well out of position at the start.
The Chester Bullock-trained seven-year-old, driven by Gareth Rattray, was having only his ninth start and has now won three times including both runs since a 15-month break.