late Bart Cummings was not just a master horse trainer, he was also a great
horse breeder and it was a two year-old he bred that caught the eye on Thursday
when making a winning debut at Muswellbrook.
Prepared by Jan Bowen, two year-old Roman Emperor gelding Roman Typhoon was
sent out a short priced favourite for the 900 metre maiden and ran right up to
his impressive barrier trial performances.
A giant of a horse standing at 17hands, he raced away to win by two and a
quarter lengths and looks to have a very bright future.
Bowen has a big opinion of Roman Typhoon and has him entered in the Group I ATC
Sires Produce Stakes at The Championships next month.
Roman Typhoon was purchased by his trainer for $22,000 from the Princes Farm
draft at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2.
Bred by Bart Cummings and sired by his Group I ATC Australian Derby winner
Roman Emperor, Roman Typhoon is the second winner for Elle, a half-sister by
General Nediym to stakes-winner Turner Bayou from the family of Group I winner
The first winner for Elle, a four year-old Street Sense (USA) gelding called
Exit Only was also purchased and trained by Bowen, so she would be now very
familiar with this family!