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    WITH his filly drawn to relish in her favourite role at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday night trainer Joe Vassalla is quietly growing in... Pegasus to soar in Final

    WITH his filly drawn to relish in her favourite role at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday night trainer Joe Vassalla is quietly growing in confidence – and for good reason.

    Engaged in a Vicbred Super Series Final, I Am Pegasus is set to find the front from barrier three.

    Successful at six wins of her nine starts, the trotter is yet to be defeated when she has led.

    The three-year-old’s victories include her series heat in Geelong last Wednesday.

    “In each of her wins she has drawn the front and come out well,” Vassallo said. “She has good gate speed and we’ll be looking to use it.

    “She was on the back row in Oaks and wanted to run the gate but couldn’t and hit cart in front of her and unfortunately galloped, which was the end of the race for her.

    “This time she gets her chance to come out and hopefully can get a better result.”

    Selecting Victoria Oaks winner Royal Charlotte as the one to beat, Vassallo also considers Georgias Pride and Peregrine Phoenix as dangers.

    Chasing her third major for the season, Royal Charlotte, which also won her heat, will come from barrier 10 for trainer Paul Males.

    Georgias Pride has drawn gate four, with Peregrine Phoenix to begin from the pole.

    “The back row makes it hard for Royal Charlotte but she is still the one to beat,” Vassallo said. “She follows us through at the start.

    “Georgias Pride and Peregrine Phoenix go well and should be in the mix.”

    To be given a short break following her pending assignment, I Am Pegasus is then likely to be aimed at next month’s Breeders’ Crown.

    “She’s in the Breeders’ Crown so that will be next,” Vassallo said. “I will give her a short let up after this and see how she is feeling, then set her for the Crown.

    “After that she will go to the paddock and hopefully she can come back bigger and stronger next season.”

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