Poor draw for Our Little General

15 February 2017 23:35:17 GMTPlus11

Trainer Emma Stewart is confident Our Little General can overcome a tough barrier draw when he heads to Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.

Fresh from his Victoria Derby triumph a fortnight ago, the outstanding youngster is working towards consecutive Blue Ribands and will tackle a heat of the classic for trainer Stewart.

Our Little General has been drawn awkwardly in barrier six, but still looks the horse to beat, and Stewart says he could not be in better shape.

"The draw isn't ideal, but we couldn't be happier with his condition," Stewart said. "He had a good, solid trial at Ballarat during the weekend, which has really sharpened him up.

"He will be in better shape this weekend than when he won the Victoria Derby at his second start from a spell."

Should everything go according to plan, Our Little General will then contest next week's $200,000 Final, which is part of a super Miracle Mile programme.

"Barring bad luck, he shouldn't have any trouble making his way into the Derby," Stewart added. "Like I said, he is in top shape, but will be better again after the heats."

An Australian Pacing Gold graduate, the colt boasts an imposing record of nine wins and five placings from 15 starts for earnings of $360,305.

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