Ecklin South driver Sofia Arvidsson is enjoying metropolitan class racing after recently getting her metro licence.
She was in the sulky for her first metropolitan meet last weekend and will be driving again at Melton on Saturday night.
Arvidsson will guide New Zealand trotter Aldebaran Tess in the $60,000 Victoria Trotters Oaks for three-year-old fillies.
She's expecting it to be a challenge for the Mattie Craven-trained horse.
"It'll be tough going into a group one and there's some really good horses in that race," Arvidsson said.
"I hope she's going to do everything right."
Arvidsson will also drive another of Craven's runners, Gus An Maori, in the 2240-metre Australia Trot.
She has built a great bond with the horse during her first year of driving.
"I've won six or seven with him this year," she said.
"He's my favourite horse. We joke that he was just waiting for me (to come along).
"I'm excited I finally get to race him in metro."
Arvidsson said she loved driving, especially the "thrill and the speed".
Craven has three runners in the front row of the Oaks with Queen of Crime (driver Glen Craven) starting from barrier two, Aldebaran Tess at gate four and Pink Galahs (Mattie Craven) at barrier five.
Pink Galahs is in hot form after winning the Group 1 Bill Collins Trotters Sprint at Melton last Saturday night.
Cravin's cousin Paddy Lee is after two wins at Melton.
He has Keayang Ninja in the colts and gelding division and Keayang Xena in the fillies of the Vic Bred Platinum Homegrown Classic.
There's $50,000 in stake money up for grabs in both races.
Keayang Ninja has barrier one in the front row.
Keayang Xena has barrier six in the first row of her race.
Paddy's brother Jason will in be in the sulky for both races.
Both trotters won their heats at Maryborough a fortnight to qualify for the big-money races at Tabcorp Park.
Otherwise, Lee enjoyed success at Terang on Wednesday night with filly Jilliby Zagami claiming victory in race six.
It was the pacer's fourth win from four starts.
Meanwhile, Lochie Cook was to have his second drive ever at Ballarat on Friday night.
He led the Marg Lee-trained Keayang Jackie to victory in his first race at Kilmore a fortnight ago.
Cook was named to drive the pacer for a second time on Friday.
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