Bullet blasts his way to victory

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    BULLETPROOF BOY - Photo HRSA

    A WELL-EARNED break is on the cards for Bulletproof Boy following his victory at Globe Derby last night.

    An ultra-consistent son of Art Official, Bulletproof Boy outstayed his rivals in the time honoured Lordship Stake for trainer-driver Scott Ewen.

    Positive the gelding can develop into a South Australia Derby contender next season, Ewen has sent Bulletproof Boy to the paddock for the next two months.

    “I did plan to go to Mildura to get his bonus, but because he won last night he’s not eligible for that race now,” Ewen said.

    “So I will tip him out for about eight weeks then get him ready for the Derby in January.

    “Plus he can always head over the border next season and pick up his bonus as a three-year-old.”

    Eased away from the gate to settle at the tail of the field, Bulletproof Boy was angled three-wide at the bell before gaining cover entering the back straight.

    Taken to the extreme outside turning for home, Bulletproof Boy sprinted to a strong win from Fine Artist and Clareden Valour, rating 1:59.1 over 1800 metres.

    “I felt he was a big chance…I was very confident and wanted to drive him that way,” Ewen said. “He is a nice little horse which has been consistent all season and deserved to win a race like that.”

    • PAUL COURTS

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