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Late burst lands Silver Bullet

Barooga Brett has stunned onlookers with an unlikely come-from-the-clouds win in tonight’s Group 3 RSN Silver Bullet (525m) at The Meadows.

After young gun Simon Told Helen ($2.80Fav) skipped away to a big lead, it appeared as though the race was all but over, however Barooga Brett ($5.90) powered home to hit the lead in the home straight and collect the $25,000 first prize.

On a stormy night at The Meadows which led to a delay in the running of the majority of races including the Silver Bullet and the Group 1 Hume Cup, the Jamie Ennis-trained Barooga Brett continued his love affair with the Broadmeadows circuit, where he has also won the Group 1 Silver Chief and Group 1 Topgun.

Ennis’ wife Brooke said she was thrilled with Barooga Brett’s performance.

“I’m really proud of him. It’s hard to run dogs down when they’re running 17.50sec up the back, so full credit to him. He was a machine tonight,” Brooke said.

Barooga Brett’s next assignment will be a shot at a third Group 1, in Saturday night’s $150,000 to-the-winner TAB Topgun (525m), in which he is drawn in Box 4.

“He’s a great dog and he has been lots of fun, and hopefully he can do it all again in a few days (in the Topgun),” Brooke added.

Barooga Brett (Barcia Bale – Destini Gold), bred by the Riverwalk Syndicate, took his record to 25 wins from 72 starts including 14 from 21 over 525m at The Meadows. His career earnings are now just shy of $400,000.


WATCH: Barooga Brett (4) storms home to defeat Simon Told Helen (8) in the RSN Silver Bullet.


Photos: Clint Anderson.

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