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    AMORE VITA

    SHE’S got eight of the 12 runners in the field, but in reality, one is all that’s required. In another remarkable training field, premier... Another remarkable training feat
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    SHE’S got eight of the 12 runners in the field, but in reality, one is all that’s required.

    In another remarkable training field, premier horsewoman Emma Stewart will dominate Saturday night’s Vicbred Super Series Final for four-year-old mares.

    Along with a clean sweep of the three heats in Shepparton a fortnight ago, Stewart captured both semis in Melton last week.

    On top of her wins, Stewart’s squad filled two quinellas and a pair of trifectas in the qualifiers.

    In fact, Stewart prepared the first five across the finish in the opening semi.

    While each runner has earned their position in the $150,000 decider, Amore Vita is clearly the standout as she attempts to grab a share of history.

    The daughter of Art Major is aiming to become just the third pacer, and second mare, to complete a clean sweep of the Finals.

    Triumphant in the two and three-year-old editions, Amore Vita is aiming to join her former stablemate, Maajida, as the only members of the ‘fairer sex’ to win in all three seasons.

    Maajida completed the feat in 2019, ’20 and ’21 to join Colbruce as just the second pacer to win each decider.

    It’s likely Colbruce will forever hold a Vicbred record, however, having won four Finals!

    The Noel Shinn-trained colt was triumphant on June 1, 1996 before the event was declared a “No Race”.

    Returning to Moonee Valley a fortnight later, Colbruce was once again victorious in what was a fitting win.

    The son of Muckalee Strike was then successful as a three-year-old in May 1997 and at four in December ’97.

    As for Amore Vita, she is a short-priced favourite ahead of her quest after drawing to lead throughout from barrier three.

    “It’s an ideal draw for her,” Stewart said. “She has been the measuring stick for this series each year and is certainly the one to beat.

    “On paper it looks like her race to lose, but she still has to get out there and get the job done.”

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