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Hunter’s filly looks to extend her dominance

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
All eyes will be on Donaldson Park for Saturday’s $25,000 Battle of Bunbury (2100m).
Camera IconAll eyes will be on Donaldson Park for Saturday’s $25,000 Battle of Bunbury (2100m). Credit: Justin Fris

David Hunter’s elite filly My Sweet Deal looks hard to beat in Saturday’s $25,000 Battle of Bunbury Pace (2100m) at Donaldson Park.

The Collie-based three-year-old, who has won or placed in 14 of her 15 career starts, is a flawless three from three when competing in Bunbury.

However, My Sweet Deal’s rivals can take heart from the fact her last win was in Pinjarra on November 18, with a forgettable 10th to Double Expresso in the Dainty Daughter Classic 3YO Fillies Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park also within this period.

Others to consider are Kristy Elson’s colt Telk Tayte, who has won or placed in two of his last three starts and Manifestly Excesiv from the Greg and Skye Bond stable.

The heat will also be on earlier in the night, when Ross Olivieri-trained hotshot Papinik locks horns with Tahi in the Jones Boys Commerical Service Centre Pace (2100m).

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Papinik has been following a similar path to his stablemate Double Expresso, with two wins and two placings from his four runs to date.

Both of his wins have been by more than 10m and with a favourable draw, he looks too good here.

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