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Cambridge trainer John Bell has indicated stable star Julius has pulled up well from his exertions in winning the Gr1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year's Day and will now be set for a second Gr1 title, reports NZ Racing Desk. The win represented a fairytale result for those connected to the horse after he was retired due to a serious tendon injury just over twelve months ago before returning to the track late last year after making a near miraculous recovery. Bell is closely monitoring his stable star who he will now set for the Gr1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on January 18. "He is a very happy horse and appears to have pulled up well," Bell said. A winner of nine of his 16 starts, Julius sits as a $6 second favourite on the Fixed Odds market for the Telegraph behind Australian mare Winter Bride ($4) who finished runner-up to him at Ellerslie.