Horse Racing

Another Bullet finds the target in Ash Wednesday Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN
Observer staff reporter

Friday, February 16, 2018

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After running some below-par races at the back end of last season, Another Bullet benefited from very favourable conditions and, as expected, after dropping down to Overnight Allowance company defeated rivals in the $1-million Ash Wednesday Trophy to signal what could be an interesting season among the sprint and middle-distance horses at the top or close to the top of the ladder.

It was a victory which signalled a return to form for the six-year-old bay horse who excited many, especially during the early part of last year with some exciting runs.

Shane Ellis, who was asked to be at the helm for the first time in six months, broke the Grade One campaigner on top, but took Another Bullet off the pace and watched proceedings as Twilight Dreams (Dick Cardenas) at a fast clip dictated the upfront proceedings from Princess Emanuelle (Oneil Scott) and Birdie My Love (Javaniel Patterson).

Ellis then got Another Bullet firing and they started to round horses at the half-mile (800m) and looked really threatening from there on. After Twilight Dreams gave up the running at the furlong-and-a-half (300m) pole, Another Bullet took over and, in the end, won by two-and-a-quarter lengths.

Princess Emanuelle, Lottery Ticket (Omar Walker) and Supertronics (Oneil Beckford) followed the winner to the line.

Owned by Tainiya Kerr and trained by Patrick Lynch, Another Bullet ( Nasheet Wisely Noted) ran six-and-a-half-furlongs (1,300m) in 1:19.3 with splits of 23.0 x 47.1 x 1:12.3.

“The race ran according to how I wanted it to run. We got a good break and I just took him off a bit and let him do his thing. When I asked him to run up the lane, he didn't hold back as he gave me everything and ran out an easy winner.

“In the end, it was a very good performance. He is a very nice horse and he is rounding back into form now and is expected to continue doing well,” Ellis said.

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