Teddy Looking To Disco

Ten races on this Saturday’s card where a milestone moment will await.

Can Pete McMullen claim a victory on the night? The two-time Australian Driving Premiership winner starts the meeting on 2,999 career winners, needing just one more to become the fourth Queensland driver to reach 3,000 wins.

Race two on paper looks a two-horse battle between Ok Boomer and Aardies Flash, with both starting from awkward gates.

Ok Boomer has a slight barrier advantage by drawing off the front line following a luckless run here last week where he was shuffled back from the inside second line.

Aardies Flash tackled open company and faded over the closing stages after running the gate hard to repel the challenge of Turn It Up through a sizzling first 600 metres of the 2138 metre journey.

Race six looks an intriguing battle between a pair of Group 1 winners in Teddy Disco and For Real Life and they have drawn barriers one and eight respectively.

Teddy Disco looks to have the speed to lead should connections be looking to lead throughout, or they could play the tactical battle of releasing for the trail to shuffle For Real Life one spot further back.

However the race should unfold, For Real Life will be looking to bounce back to winning form, last season’s Queensland three-year-old of the year beaten as a short-priced favourite first up from a spell last time out.

Race seven is for the three-year-olds, and has drawn together a quality field, which includes the Chantal Turpin trained pair of The Janitor and She Fullofspirit.

A winner of a similar three-year-old event two starts back, The Janitor was only beaten a head margin here last week despite making an error.

Meanwhile, Shes Fullofspirit resumes from a New South Wales Oaks campaign where she finished midfield in the final and will start from the inside gate for this assignment.

My Ultimate Buddha is a newcomer to Queensland that joins the Doug Hewitt stable and arrives having run a top-three in all 10 career starts.

First up from a spell, he had a trial here at The Creek in readiness for his campaign opener, while last week’s winner, Gem Punter Pete, will need to overcome the outside second line to repeat last week’s victory.

Race 1 is scheduled for 5.14pm, with race 10 at 9.48pm.


Chris Barsby- R2 N6 Ok Boomer: I was super keen last week, and that race just didn’t go to script as far as I was concerned. He’s drawn wide off the front row on Saturday night, so he will have a little more space to work with and he can bounce back.”

Darren Clayton-R8 N4 Cheer Leader: “After two runs back from a spell, this quality mare looks to have found the right race. Placed in both runs since resuming, she lost momentum last start when the winner kicked clear and returning to mare’s only grade looks ideal.”