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    ALTHOUGH his attack has been cut by a third, Kevin Pizzuto remains confident he has the right ammunition for Saturday night’s Miracle Mile qualifiers... Reduced attack remains potent

    ALTHOUGH his attack has been cut by a third, Kevin Pizzuto remains confident he has the right ammunition for Saturday night’s Miracle Mile qualifiers at Tabcorp Park Menangle.

    Originally looking to have three runners in the Group Ones, Pizzuto was left surprised when Picard was made the second emergency.

    The son of Roll With Joe has two wins and a third from four starts this preparation, with his victories including a 1:49.4 effort.

    His placing was a half-metre third in the Group One Newcastle Mile, which offered a Miracle Mile berth to the winner.

    The $1million Miracle Mile is scheduled to be staged at Menangle on March 2.

    As for this weekend’s events, Pizzuto will be represented by a rampaging Tiger Tara and speedy gelding Majordan.

    Winner of his last five starts – which includes the Inter Dominion and A G Hunter Cup – Tiger Tara has drawn to lead throughout the Allied Express Sprint from the pole.

    The son of Bettors Delight has been kept fresh his Cup win in Melton three weeks ago.

    “He is feeling great….like a beast,” Pizzuto said. “Missing the Newcastle and keeping him fresh was the right decision.

    “I’m very happy with him and he is going to take a lot of beating.”

    Tiger Tara is a $1.40 favourite with TAB Fixed Odds, with the stallion’s New Zealand Cup conqueror, Thefixer, the second elect at $5 from barrier three.

    Thefixer’s stablemate, Ashley Locaz, is the only other runner under double figures at $9 from gate eight.

    The son of Bettors Delight slots into six with the removal of the emergencies.

    Majordan will then come from barrier four – once the emergencies are taken out – in the second qualifier, the Canadian Club Sprint.

    Losing all chance when breaking at the start of the Newcastle Mile, Majordan bounced back to his best with a 1:49.5 victory around Menangle last weekend.

    The son of Art Major is at the top of the TAB Fixed Odds market at $2.10.

    “He has pulled up enormous from the other night,” Pizzuto said. “It was a super run and has him right where I want him going into the Miracle Mile races.

    “From the draw he is going to make a good race of it.”

    Defending Miracle Mile champion My Field Marshal is on the next line of betting at $6.

    Also a son of Art Major, My Field Marshal will be first-up since his game fourth in the Western Australia Cup on January 18.

    My Field Marshal captured last season’s Miracle Mile in a southern hemisphere record 1:46.9.

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