Bullet fires new season into action for stable
Bite The Bullet has continued a good run with a win at Oamaru this afternoon, getting up late to nail the pacemaker and stablemate Dream To Reality. This is his second win in just five starts back to the track after an extended absence.
On the back-up after a strong finishing third at Addington on Friday night, Bite The Bullet was well supported on the tote, starting a short priced favourite in what looked to be a decent drop back in company.
Eased off the gate early on, John allowed him to sit in the one out line at the back of the field for much of the race. All the while, stablemate Dream To Reality was setting his own terms in the hands of Gavin Smith. When that runner was allowed rein from the 400m and immediately had the trailling horses under pressure, John launched the Mach Three five year old with his run three and four wide. He stormed down the outside, looming up to Dream To Reality at the 100m before going on to a narrow, but convincing neck victory at the line.
The sectionals for Bite The Bullet would definitely make for some interesting reading as off the front, the last 800m was run in a very quick 55.7, the last 400m in 27.4. It was some effort to get up.
Today's win is Bite The Bullet's 5th from 27 race starts and pushes him close to the $50k mark in stake-earnings. Now classified after today's win as an R69, it will be no surprise to see him on the track again in a fortnight in the Kurow Cup.
Dream To Reality will have lost no supporters with its performance either and a winning turn should be his very soon.
Posted: Sun 06 Aug 2017