By Bowness Stud– Bullet Train’s first AUS winner Egyptian Bullet reaffirmed her considerable promise when posting her second win from just three starts in a Fillies & Mares Benchmark 64 Handicap (1200m) on the synthetic racing surface of Pakenham Racing Club in Victoria.
Pitted against six older rivals on the all-weather surface, the progressive juvenile daughter of Bowness Stud shuttle sire Bullet Train (GB) landed the contest with some authority, stalking the leaders in to the straight before producing a sustained finishing burst down the middle of the track. She went on to finish one-and-a-half lengths in advance of her nearest rival.
Much to her credit, Egyptian Bullet took on older rivals with two full months to go until the end of the 2016/17 2-year-old racing season, yet proved to be much too talented for her opposition — rivals two and three years older in some cases.
Egyptian Bullet has now been greatly impressive in winning her past two starts for trainer John McArdle and her connections, having opened-up her winning account with an equally stylish victory in a 2YO Fillies Maiden event at Wangaratta over 1000 metres.
A $21,000 purchase at the 2016 Melbourne VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale, Egyptian Bullet was produced by a two-time winning daughter of Choisir, and is therefore bred 3S x 4D to Danehill (USA). Second-dam of the progressive filly is the Listed Timaru Cup (1600m) winner Tycoon Tango (NZ), a four-time winning daughter of Last Tycoon (Ire).
Egyptian Bullet is shaping as a significant 3-year-old spring prospect for Bullet Train (GB) at a time when the stallion is set to cover his fifth consecutive southern hemisphere book of mares.