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Con Karakatsanis wasn’t sure if News Alert would ever get back to racing but the trainer never doubted the sprinter’s toughness.

Stakeswinner News Alert got very sick in Queensland last winter when he was struck down with a severe stomach virus that had him fighting for his life.

The gelding spent three months in Redlands Veterinary Clinic in Queensland but can cap his recovery on the best possible note if he can claim a first Group One victory in Saturday’s Galaxy (1100m) at Randwick.

“I never had a doubt about the horse’s ability but an illness like that can just about ruin a horse,” Karakatsanis said on the eve of the Galaxy.

“The only thing I had in the back of my mind was that I knew how tough this horse was, I think that’s the thing that pulled him through.”

News Alert did get back to the track and goes into the Galaxy on the back of a last-start second to Swift Alliance in the Group Three Sebring Stakes (1100m) where he covered ground from a wide alley.

The six-year-old has drawn barrier three for the Galaxy and Karakatsanis said the gelding is on target to run well in what he believes is a very open race.

“It would be something special if he could win,” Karakatsanis said.

“We’ve put in so much work to get him back where he was, he’s been a great horse for the stable and to have him back even racing in a race like this is awesome.

“A win would just be a bonus.”

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