Such was her obvious ability she broke through as a hot favourite at only her second start, and was right around the money in her early classes well into 2019, including a CL3 win at Moree in one of the quickest short-course times run at the track for many years.
She was soon transferred to the Robert and Luke Price stable, which proved a false alarm, and by the end of 2019 she was at home in the Upper Hunter.
Trials and false starts seemed to follow, and after just that one start since the spring of 2019, Miss Powerbelle finally looks to have put the past behind her judging by the way she effortlessly left talented stablemate Step On Fire behind in her trial.
That said, Miss Powerbelle faces a serious challenge in a class 2 Hcp (900m) from rival home-track mare Last Chance Dance who swept home for an impressive first-up win at Gunnedah.
Speaking of a long-time coming, three-year-old Scone filly My Sister Carole returns for her first run since late July in a 3YO & Up Maiden Hcp, also over the 900m course.
A talented daughter of Lonhro out of multiple group-winning mare Sister Madly, My Sister Carole has trodden the typical Brett Cavanough preparation, with plenty of work but no public trials.
She draws well for only her third career run, and if that early potential comes roaring back, a highway could soon be on the cards.
Although much of the meeting is taken up with sprints, the one staying contest shapes as an iron-like battle between a trio of Newcastle geldings.
Heading the charge is four-year-old Savvy Crown, who swept home for consecutive provincial wins before tackling tougher metro grade with little luck when it mattered.
He comes back to his right grade on a preferred firmer surface, and looks hard to beat, although classy six-year-old Urbino, back from an impressive Queensland campaign, and progressive three-year-old Olympic Gaze are both worthy challengers.
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