Last Bullet fires first-up at Morphettville
Aug 29, 2015
A Melbourne trip is Last Bullet’s reward for a determined first-up win at Morphettville.
Last Bullet, the final foal out of the outstanding broodmare Beat The Bullet, became a stakes winner at just his second start in the Group III Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) in the autumn before a spell.
That impressive victory justified trainer John Hyam’s opinion of the exciting colt with the Morphettville horseman planning a Caulfield Guineas preparation for Last Bullet in his spring three-year-old season.
Last Bullet had a quiet trial on heavy ground at Morphettville before he took on three rivals in the Peter Elberg Funerals in which his rating entitled the handicapper to give him 62kg.
Hyam booked apprentice Emily Finnegan to take 3kg off his back for the $30,000 contest and the jockey had a bit to do early to get the keen Last Bullet into a good galloping rhythm.
Last Bullet pushed forward to share the lead, but was unable to cross to the rail, before Finnegan asked him for his best effort early in the straight.
Last Bullet looked to be about to run a solid first-up placing with 150m to run before his competitive urges kicked in when another runner emerged on his outside.
The developing galloper showed his class late as he rallied to get home by a neck, posting his second win in three starts.
The $18,500 winner’s cheque took his stakes tally to more than $113,000 but more importantly, it built Last Bullet’s fitness for his next test in stakes company at Flemington on September 12.
Congratulations to Last Bullet’s owners and all involved with the exciting galloper’s latest win.
Click here for a replay of Last Bullet’s first-up win.
© MiStable 2015