Blake Micallef’s promising filly set for test at Menangle

Blake Micallef is enjoying the success of three-year-old filly Nelly Albertina who won a second straight race at Parkes.
Blake Micallef is enjoying the success of three-year-old filly Nelly Albertina who won a second straight race at Parkes.

Local harness racing driver Blake Micallef drove another great race on Wednesday night at the Parkes Elvis Festival meeting, taking out the second heat of the K & K Seymour Evolution Pace.

The win by Nelly Albertina in the three-year-old fillies pace over 1660 meters maintained an unbeaten two start winning record for the Monteagle trained filly. The next assignment with be the final at Menangle.

Tintin Naturally powered down the home straight in the Elvis Championships Final (2,040 metres), the Amanda Turnbull trained and driven $1.30 favourite led from start to finish in the annual Parkes Harness Racing Club feature.

The five-year-old Tintin In America x Natural Hanover mare was rated nicely in front then kicked away from her rivals after turning for home, finishing 7.3m clear of second placed Reverse Psychology (Nathan Turnbull, $41).

Tintin In America got away well from barrier one to lead and travelled nicely throughout. A 52.2 first half of the last mile meant she was poised for a strong finish and she produced.