Another double strike at Morphettville Parks

Nov 24, 2012

 In-form trainer John Hyam continued his amazing November success when Esprit De Bullet completed another city double for the stable in the McGrath Foundation Handicap (1000m) at Morphettville Parks.

Hyam had trained at least one winner at all of the previous four Adelaide Saturday meetings before Petman continued that streak in the Good Vibrations Handicap (1400m).

Petman relished his first test at 1400 metres in the $34,000 event, travelling comfortably behind the leaders for jockey Troy Baker before the son of Lonhro took control of the race rounding the home turn.

The four-year-old saw out the journey in emphatic fashion, drawing away to post his fifth win from 13 starts by 1-1/4 lengths to give Petman a reward for his two terrific runs in stakes company in Melbourne.

Esprit De Bullet was simply too good for his opposition in his event.

The son of Bel Esprit scored a narrow win at his previous start but Esprit De Bullet took great improvement out of his second-up success to post his second victory from three starts for the Hyam stable.

Esprit De Bullet settled in the second half of the field for Baker before the gelding worked into the race from the 500 metres.

The seven-year-old hit the lead with 150 metres to run before easily holding his rivals to score comfortably by three-quarters of a length, taking his record to seven wins from 16 starts.

Congratulations to the owners of both horses on their success.