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    Primed to maintain perfect record Primed to maintain perfect record

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    UNDEFEATED youngster Sweet Bella is predicted to have little trouble maintaining her perfect record tonight. Successful at her four outings, Sweet Bella is engaged... Primed to maintain perfect record

    UNDEFEATED youngster Sweet Bella is predicted to have little trouble maintaining her perfect record tonight.

    Successful at her four outings, Sweet Bella is engaged in a Nutrien Equine Final in Bendigo, where she has drawn to lead throughout.

    Originally set to begin from barrier two, the Emma Stewart-trained filly slots into the pole as the result of a scratching.

    The daughter of Sweet Lou was first-up from an eight-month injury-enforced break when she captured her series heat in impressive fashion on August 2.

    After working hard outside the leader, Sweet Bella scored by four-and-a-half metres in 1:56.6 over 2150 metres.

    “She has comeback a treat and is ready to run a big race,” Stewart said. “Her effort in the heat was spot on and she has worked sensationally since.

    “She will strip a lot fitter this week and it will take a fair effort to beat her.”

    Stewart also has four runners in the colts’ and geldings’ division, including Major Celebrity, which finished third in last season’s two-year-old Final behind his stablemate, First Responder.

    Major Celebrity was third in his qualifier last week, behind another stablemate, Petracca, which has fared better in the barrier draw.

    Petracca will come from barrier three, while Major Celebrity faces a tougher task from 12.

    The duo will be joined by Our Vinnie and Oliver Dan, which have drawn two and 11.

    “All four are feeling good and can win with the right run,” Stewart said.

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