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Bullrush Salutes On Debut For Hawkes Stable
Meanwhile, in Goulburn south of Sydney yesterday, another odds-on Hawkes runner, Bullrush, won on debut at the cramped quote of $1.25 despite looking a little green in the straight against Class 1 company. Out of a half-sister to former dual Hemisphere Gr1 winner Starcraft, Bullrush quickly found himself sitting just behind the leader over the sprint trip. Like his close relation Starcraft who never looked like he was out of second gear, Bullrush displayed the hallmark of an exciting commodity, appearing to be loping in cruise control a long way from home when most of the field were off the bit. By their former champion New Zealand sire O'Reilly who died late last year, the Chittick family-owned 4YO gelding has a lovely pedigree and appears likely to be looking for further ground, something he'll get in due course with this patient stable.