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Sniper's Bullet Wins Gr1 Railway Stakes

Monday, 23rd November 2009

In Australia, Bengalla Stud sire Bite The Bullet (Spectacular Bid-Lassie's Lady, by Alydar) added a Gr1 triumph when 6YO gelding Sniper's Bullet (Bite The Bullet-Yallah Terrace, by Yallah Prince) scored a 1-length victory in the $1 million Gr1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot in Perth, after finishing 2nd by a short-head in this same race last year. Sniper’s Bullet (ridden by Nash Rawiller for trainer Tracey Bartley) defeated 7YO gelding Tarzi (Desert Prince-Majestic, by Twig Moss) & 5YO gelding Colour Correct (High Yield-Never Blue, by Military Plume). Sniper's Bullet (for whom a reported offer of $1 million from Hong Kong was turned down in early 2007) now boasts 7 wins (also including 2007’s Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap over 1400m at Eagle Farm) & 13 placings (including both October’s Gr3 AAMI Business Insurance Stakes over 1400m at Flemington & Gr2 The Shorts over 1100m at Randwick, plus April’s Gr2 Sir Byrne Hart Stakes over 1200m at Eagle Farm, as well as 2008’s Gr1 Kingston Town Classic over 1800m at Ascot, Gr1 Railway Stakes over 1600m at Ascot, Gr3 AAMI International Travel Insurance Stakes over 1400m at Flemington, Gr2 Canterbury Stakes over 1550m at Canterbury Park, Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes over 1600m at Randwick & Gr2 Expressway Stakes over 1200m at Canterbury, in addition to 2007’s Gr1 Royal Randwick Guineas over 1600m & Gr2 Royal Sovereign Stakes over 1200m at Randwick) from 33 starts for $2,122,225 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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