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    “He’ll need to be Superman to win from there” “He’ll need to be Superman to win from there”
    PUNTERS are rallying behind Sweet On Lexy despite his horrific draw. Engaged in tomorrow night’s Bathurst Gold Crown Final, Sweet On Lexy is set... “He’ll need to be Superman to win from there”

    PUNTERS are rallying behind Sweet On Lexy despite his horrific draw.

    Engaged in tomorrow night’s Bathurst Gold Crown Final, Sweet On Lexy is set to begin from the outside of the front row.

    Earning his berth in the Group One via a heat victory around the provincial circuit last week, the Bernie Hewitt-trained gelding was listed at $8 when TAB Fixed Odds opened.

    With solid support coming for the son of Sweet Lou, Sweet On Lexy’s price has dropped to $4.60, while the favourite, Fox Dan, has drifted slightly despite his perfect draw.

    Capturing a heat in impressive fashion upon debut, Fox Dan is out to $1.85 from $1.55 from barrier one.

    Though hoping wagering markets can prove correct, Hewitt stated Sweet On Lexy will “need to be Superman to win from there.”

    “It is the worst draw,” Hewitt said. “Even the second row, where you can follow through at the start, would be better.

    “He is going to need luck, but without it, he’ll need to be Superman to win from there.

    “He’s come through his heat in top order and has been working a treat, so he’s ready to go, now it is just a matter of how the race is run and what kind of run he gets.”

    Citing Fox Dan as the one to beat, Hewitt believes the $150,000 major is a “pretty open race”.

    “Fox Dan was impressive in his heat and has the draw in his favour, which makes him the one to beat,” Hewitt said. “There are a few nice types in the field though and several of them are certainly winning chances with the right run.”

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