The talk around the track was that the inside was soft but Mach Beauty blew this theory out of the water when winning Heat Four of the Inter Dominion at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight.
Driven to perfection by, the five-year-old showed his customary gate speed to lead.
When the $1.50 favourite For A Reason came around, Panella elected to 'hand up' which proved to be a winning move.
With For A Reason drifting up the track in the home straight, Panella was able to steer her horse into the clear and seal a spot in the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final.
The last two quarters of 27.8 and 28.1 seconds, saw For A Reason finish a head away in second with Franco Nelson gallant in third after racing outside the leader.
Panella and, who won the earlier heat of the night at Menangle, are both concession drivers.
Mach Beauty and For A Reason are now both guaranteed spots in the Inter Dominion Final
Harness Racing NSW