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Hawkes Bullish About Kiwi Gelding
Well-bred 4YO Bullrush will make his Australian debut today following two impressive trial wins, reports NZ Racing Desk. Trainers John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes will run the O'Reilly gelding, who is out of a half-sister to 5-time Gr1 winner Starcraft, in an 1100 metre event at Goulburn. "He's a nice horse going the right way," co-trainer Michael Hawkes said. "We gave him plenty of time when he first came over and yes, we could have started him off in Sydney but Goulburn, on a nice big track which he likes, looks a nice starting point for him." He added: "He's ready to go to the races. He's doing everything right and ticked a lot of boxes." Bred and raced by Waikato Stud, Bullrush finished second in a trial at Te Rapa last year before he was sent to Australia.