First Australian Winner for Bullet Train
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bowness Stud dual-hemisphere serving stallion Bullet Train (GB) was represented by his first domestic winner when Egyptian Bullet won the opening event on Monday's program at Wangaratta in Victoria.

Trained by John McArdle at Mornington, the lightly-raced filly didn't see too much of the running rail in the 1000-metre assignmentbut still managed to prove too good for her opposition — winning with a bit in hand in beating 12 rivals.

Egyptian Bullet was only having her second start after making her debut in the first week of January. Given a three-month spell in the interim, she was prepared for her first-up success with an 800m barrier trial at Cranbourne towards the back end of April.

Bullet TrainAs a maternal grand-daughter of Choisir, Egyptian Bullet is bred 3S x 4D to Danehill (USA) and traces back to the family of the former high-class 2- and 3-year-old racefilly Purpose.

The same breeding pattern has also enjoyed some success with Bullet Train's heralded three-quarter brother Frankel. His very recent Group 3 Sandown Classic Trial winning 3-year-old Cunco was produced by a daughter of Danehill Dancer (Ire), sire of course of Choisir.

Bullet Train returns to Bowness Stud later this year to cover his fifth consecutive southern hemisphere book of mares. His service fee for the 2017 domestic breeding is $8800 (inc GST).

Race 1 - Crownbet Mdn Plate - 1000m
Class: Maiden. Track: Good(4). Time: 0:58.89.
Prizemoney: $20,000 - 1st: $11,000 2nd: $3,400 3rd: $1,600.
 1   Egyptian Bullet T: John McArdle J: D W Stackhouse
2f   Bullet Train (GB) x Montaza (Choisir )
Not Offered
 2 0.8 Holy Seal T: D K Weir J: H Coffey
2f   I Am Invincible x Witching Ways (Encosta De Lago )
Not Offered
 3 1.3 Zelsignoret T: D K Weir J: Liam Riordan
2f   Snitzel x Signoret (Anabaa (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 1.7 Wrapsody T: S R McKinnon J: D Moor
2f   Hinchinbrook x Pass The Parcel (More Than Ready (USA) )
 5 5.0 Duanette T: J A McLean J: M Pegus
2f   Bushranger (IRE) x Jedrzejczak (Falbrav (IRE) )
 6 5.1 She Keeps Nosecret T: Jason Warren J: Regan Bayliss
2f   Your Song x Secret Status (King Cugat (USA) )
 7 7.3 Super Hussey T: Andrew Noblet J: Katelyn Mallyon
2f   Hussonet (USA) x Super Bucks (Dash For Cash )
 8 7.5 Excess Love T: R W Smerdon J: Ben Thompson
2f   Exceed And Excel x Real Stolle (Elusive Quality (USA) )
 9 8.8 Bonnie And Clyde T: J P Salanitri J: Dean Holland
2f   Bernardini (USA) x Bonnie Ann (Filante (NZ) )
 10 9.0 Salina Bay T: J E and C Ledger J: Ms A Masters
2f   High Chaparral (IRE) x Pectoralis Major (USA) (Unbridled's Song (USA) )
 11 9.5 Night Spot T: V T Nolen J: Ms A Bryan
2f   Turffontein x Night Sky Dancer (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
 12 10.5 Rapid Ronda T: D S Archard J: P T Holmes
2f   Reward For Effort x Moulage (Rubiton )
 13 13.2 Caitlin Emily T: Keith Rawiller J: Tara-Jane Mitchell
2f   Dash For Cash x Consensus (Commands )
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