Team Teal Drivers Invitation Headlines Night

There may be plenty of eyes focused on Menangle with the Miracle Mile and support card, however Saturday night will play host to a ten-race card at The Creek.

One highlight of the night will be the Team Teal Female Drivers Invitation, the annual event a keenly sought prize by the ladies with the 2024 edition looking a wide-open contest.

Shane Graham has a strong book of drives on the night and will also produce a two-prong attack on the Team Teal event with Madam Maggie and Diamond Bikini both strong chances.

Narissa McMullen will drive the in-form Keayang Moon Shine for Tamworth trainer Richard Williams, with the mare a Saturday night winner in tough fashion two starts back.

“Her last few starts have been really good,” McMullen told Weekend Winners.

“She looks a pretty versatile type-and can do a little bit of work, so I think she’ll run a really good race.

“I think we’ll have a look early and go from there, she seems to be able to do it at both ends.”

Narissa drives some good chances across the card with her own hors Bobby Waterhouse coming up with the outside front line in a strong qualifying race.

Chappy Streetnorth is a newcomer to Queensland that joins the Matt Elkins stable, with Narissa taking the reins while Matt serves a suspension imposed last Saturday.

“He is a horse with plenty of ability but has plenty of tricks to go with it,” she said of the five-year-old that arrives a nine-time career winner.

“If he does everything right, he will run a really good race.

“He hates being restrained, so we will be letting him go forward and let him do what he wants.”

The Free for All is race 4 where Manila Playboy will be looking to make it back-to-back wins after scoring a tough win last week when sitting parked.

The six-year-old did all the heavy lifting parked outside Turn It Up and was able to put him away to record a PB mile of 1.51.5.

This week’s distance increases to 2138 metres, with Deus Ex drawn to take first look at the poles if they opt to hand over on Turn It Up which led last week’s race from barrier seven.

Race 1 is scheduled to start at 5.39pm, with the last at 10.05pm.