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    Chance to join mum on illustrious honour roll Chance to join mum on illustrious honour roll

    BELLAS DELIGHT

    EXCEPTIONALLY-BRED freshman Sergeant Lou will attempt to join his mother on an illustrious honour roll this weekend. By top sire Sweet Lou, the colt... Chance to join mum on illustrious honour roll

    EXCEPTIONALLY-BRED freshman Sergeant Lou will attempt to join his mother on an illustrious honour roll this weekend.

    By top sire Sweet Lou, the colt is from former star mare Bellas Delight.

    A triple Group One winner, Bellas Delight registered two of her top shelf victories in the rich Vicbred Super Series.

    Trained by Kari Males, Bellas Delight was triumphant as a three-year-old in 2011 and again the following season.

    As for Sergeant Lou, he will tackle Saturday night’s Final for two-year-old colts and geldings in Melton.

    Also prepared by Males, Sergeant Lou earned his berth in the $150,000 decider by finishing second in a heat and an eye-catching fifth in a semi.

    “He’s still learning as he goes, but he is showing a bit of promise,” Males said. “His runs in the series have been solid, but he is going to need luck from the draw.”

    Set to be partnered by Michael Bellman, Sergeant Lou is among the outsiders at $51 with TAB Fixed Odds after drawing barrier nine.

    Exciting colt, Stormryder – one of seven Emma Stewart-trained runners in the field – is a $1.45 favourite from barrier four.

    “The draw isn’t as bad as it looks,” Males said. “At least he is already in the running line, so hopefully he can push through at the start and hold his position.

    “It would have been nice if he drew the front, but it could have been worse as well.

    “At home he works with older horses and can put them away in a few strides when coming off the speed, so hopefully he can get a chance to use that sprint on Saturday night.”

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