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Bart & Palentino Set For Friday Return
Star stable-mates Black Heart Bart and Palentino are ready to resume in Friday night's Gr2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley after trialling in impressive fashion at Camperdown last week, reports racenet. "They're both great. They trialled on Tuesday and went terrific," trainer Darren Weir said. "After the race at Moonee Valley Black Heart Bart and Palentino will go to the Orr [Gr1 CF Orr] and the Futurity [Gr1 Futurity Stakes] and then we'll work it out after that." Black Heart Bart established himself as one of the best racehorses in Australia with Gr1 victories in the Memsie Stakes and Underwood Stakes in the spring, before signing off his campaign with a below-par 9th in the Cox Plate. Palentino, a winner of the Gr1 Makybe Diva Stakes in the spring, hasn't raced since finishing 8th behind Awesome Rock in the Gr1 Emirates Stakes (formerly the Mackinnon Stakes).