Narissa steers Murano to victory in Tamworth Cup

GLAMORGAN Vale triple threat Narissa McMullen has pulled off her greatest feat claiming honours in the Golden Guitar series Tamworth City Cup with pacer Murano.

The owner, trainer and driver of the five-year-old black gelding took out the Cup, defeating her rivals by 22.8m.

It was the first time McMullen and Murano had raced at the Tamworth Cup.

"It was just a great atmosphere with everyone there, it was really different to winning a race at a normal track because everyone was cheering and yelling out," McMullen said.

McMullen bought Murano from a friend in South Australia and said the horse had come along way in the time she had him.

From November to early January the duo held a seven-race winning streak with six from the seven wins at Albion Park.

McMullen said she had never imagined she would race with Murano at Tamworth.

"When I first got him, I would have never thought I would be here with him or thought he was going as good as he is," McMullen said.

"I can't believe the times he's running now compared to when I first got him.

"He didn't show much speed, he's just gotten quicker with the more races he's had, it's experience more than anything."

This season, Murano has had 10 wins from 15 starts including one second and two thirds.

If his performance continues, McMullen said it was likely they would remain in Sydney.

Currently in Menangle, Sydney, McMullen has her sights set on continuing her performances on new tracks.

"We'll keep racing them here and hopefully they go good," she said.

"I'll stay down here and see how it goes, it might be a move for good if we have a bit of success.

"I'll just have to see what happens."

GOLDEN RACE: Narissa McMullen with her horse Murano.
GOLDEN RACE: Narissa McMullen with her horse Murano. Tom Threadingham