Monday's barrier trials at Randwick saw an impressive win by Velaro, a first-crop 2-year-old son of Bullet Train (GB) sporting the colours of Darby Racing.
Velaro won the 740m heat by close on a length-and-a-half and in the time of 45.00s flat, leaving the impression that the youngster is more than capable of proving to be very competitive when the time comes for him to make his debut.
Velaro was purchased out of the 2016 Inglis Sydney Classic Sale by Darby Racing for $41,000 from the draft of the Vieira Group. He is the third foal of Misplaced, a placed daughter of Fastnet Rock from the family of Melbourne Group winners Red Colossus, Nediym's Glow and Kinglike. From a tabulated pedigree perspective, Velaro is bred 3S x 3D to Danehill (USA).
Velaro is trained at Randwick by Michael Freedman who continues to go from strength-to-strength in Sydney and seems certain to place the precocious son of Bullet Train to great effect in the not too distant future.
There are three colts by Bullet Train to be offered on the Gold Coast at the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale this week, two of which carry two strains of Danzig in similar fashion to Velaro.
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