Paul Stuart, fresh from Miata's brilliant win at Sandown last night, will be out to complete a feature race double when Darya Bale contests the $12,000 Greyhounds WA Mandurah Middle Distance Challenge (647m) tonight.
when she kept finding after being checked early before running on strongly in 37.14sec to be placed second behind the John Iwanyk-trained McQueen.
"That was her first look at the track and she looked a little lost on the first turn and found a little trouble but fought the race right out," said Stuart.
"That was the most pleasing aspect and I expect her to improve further."
Darya Bale, a winner of 16 races from 71 starts, will jump from the pink box.
"She will be suited out there and doesn't mind having a bit of room early," Stuart said.
"It's usually pretty hard to win from eight but if she can get out fast and cross McQueen she could be humming into the race."
McQueen ran the fastest heat last week after leading throughout but will need a fast beginning from box seven.
For Melbourne greyhound Robert Andrew has completed two runs in WA for a first-up sixth at Cannington before breaking through in last week's heat in a time of 37.05sec.
On both occasions the Linda Britton-trained chaser had commenced from the pink but for tonight's feature he looms as a promising chance from pole position.
Roxy Mac found trouble at either end of her race last week but was strong on the line and just pipped by McQueen.
With luck in running she can play a part in what is shaping as an even contest with many chances.
"This is a red-hot race and all the good dogs got through," said Stuart.