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    POSTER BOY winning the Chariots Of Fire - Photo Ashlea Brennan

    MULTIPLE Group One winning pacer Poster Boy should have little difficulty continuing his impressive comeback at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday night. The son... Star to continue impressive comeback

    MULTIPLE Group One winning pacer Poster Boy should have little difficulty continuing his impressive comeback at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday night.

    The son of Somebeachsomewhere has had two starts this preparation for a pair of impressive wins.

    Touted as Australia’s next star pacer following his Chariots Of Fire victory and Miracle Mile third in March 2019, Poster Boy returned for a first-up win on May 18, 2019 as trainer Emma Stewart primed the him for the Vicbred Super Series.

    To Stewart’s heartache Poster Boy missed the futurity after becoming seriously ill in what was diagnosed as a severe bout of pneumonia, which almost claimed his life.

    Given “plenty of time off to recover” the five-year-old made a triumphant re-emergence on ANZAC Day.

    Poster Boy followed his first-up win with an effortless victory the next week.

    Kept fresh during the interim, Poster Boy is in perfect condition for his pending assignment according to Stewart.

    With Greg Sugars set to take the reins, the stallion is the widest drawn runner in barrier six.

    Poster Boy’s opposition include his stablemates Major Times and Egodan which will comes from gate two and three.

    “He had a few light days to freshen up him after his first couple of runs and is feeling terrific,” Stewart said.

    “He’s bright, healthy and working the place down…I couldn’t be happier with him.

    “It’s always nicer to draw closer to the pegs, but it’s only a small field, so no matter where he settles he won’t be far away from the pace.”

    Like the bulk of the nation, Stewart’s plans with Poster Boy remain uncertain as the industry waits for a host of changes and answers.

    From the removal of Coronavirus restrictions to the Inter Dominion and Grand Circuit events, Stewart will make firmer plans once various factors become clear.

    “He’s treading water like every other horse at the moment,” Stewart said. “Obviously we’ve got the Inter Dominion if it goes ahead in mind for him, along with other major races.

    “For now, we’ll race where we can and work it out when the times comes.”

     

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