Stacked Photos - Want Smart Collection for Them. Can they be filtered?

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I found a thread that is relevant but it was archived and over a year old so I am wondering if there might be a different solution. Also wondering if LR4 allows filtering of stacked photos. I don't yet have LR4, but I plan to upgrade this old XP machine and get v4.

I have quite a lot of staked images of which almost all are bracketed shots in groups of 3 - 5 of the same subject. I want to add them to a smart collection or be able to filter them. I now know better to issue a keyword; color label, or some other unique attribute that can be filtered, but I have accumulated many stacks before realizing this. Is there a plugin? Or are there any other suggestions?

In the archived thread, John Beardsworth mentioned his Search Replace plug-in: "the Parse & Audit feature of my Search Replace plug-in includes stack position."
If this plug in is the most viable for achieving the goal, can anyone elaborate a little how to use it for filtering stacked photos? Is the plug in compatible with LR4?
Thank you,
Smart collections will list the photos in stacks if those photos' metadata meets the collection's criteria.

As far as I know, my plugin is the only way to make the stack position searchable.

I just checked and John R. Ellis's "Any Filter" plug-in allows you to search for the following stack attributes.

Stack size
In Stack
Stack Collapsed
Stack Position

For more information you can go here: Any Filter Lightroom Plugin

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