While there were a few anxious moments, Divine Art delivered when it counted to record her 15th straight victory here last weekend.
The 4-year-old pacing mare arrived on the scene from Canada late last year with an even dozen in a row on her resume and has added another trio for her new owner/driver/trainer Gerry Longo.
Sent off at 50 cents on the dollar while stepping up to the Open ranks for her most recent tour, Divine Art left smartly to the lead from her rail slot but was overtaken by Marys Pretty Girl at the half and looked to be in a tough spot behind that tiring rival early in the stretch.
When room developed along the rail, however, Divine Art kicked had a :27 2/5 final quarter for Longo and took the measure of her hard-hitting stablemate Rockin With Lou for the three-quarters of a length score.
Longo, who is still going strong at age 77, related that he likes to watch the races up in Canada and happened to be looking for a 3 or 4-year-old pacing filly to round out his barn for this meet when he saw Divine Art doing her thing up at Century Downs.
The bay miss has certainly taken to her new surroundings and will get this week off, with her mentor eyeing the upcoming Sire Stakes to hopefully add to her nearly $250,000 bank account.