Bullpit & Bossy bring up double for Pitts


Owner/Breeder Steve Pitts had a red-letter day at Sandown on Saturday with a winning double and third placegetter from his three runners with trainer Danny O'Brien.

Glen Boss & Zahspeed proved too strong over 1800m in Race 5 and then Bullpit bounced back to his best thanks to a Bossy 'special' from the inside gate over 1000m two races later.

It looked like Pitts may land a treble when Bullpit's full sister She's Got Speed loomed for Boss at the 200m in Race 8, however she couldn't reel in the leader and finished a gutsy third.

All three horses are by little known, unfashionable sire Speed N Power a sire the owner has supported for many years.

"It was a tremendous day for Steve. He is such a loyal supporter of the stable and he can breed a good horse as all three are from his NugNug Farm up Mansfield way," trainer Danny O'Brien said.

"I didn't know much about the sire before Steve sent me Bullpit, but he has thrown some nice horses from limited opportunities."

Speed N Power, a close relation of legendary racehorse Might And Power, was a $1 million yearling through the sale ring who never made it made it to the track, but is now seeing some success through his progeny.

"It's an amazing story and for him to get a double at Victorian metro meeting is pretty significant giving his small crop sizes," O'Brien added.


History Repeats

History Repeats
[07 Dec 18] In 2009, trainer Danny O’Brien produced a pre-Christmas debut two-year-old winner over 1000m at The Valley in eventual dual Group 1 winner Star Witness. On Friday night history repeated as the trainer stepped out the gun stallion’s half-sister, Lady Lupino, who matched her brother with an all the way win over the same trip.  more...

My Pendant headed for Stakes test

My Pendant headed for Stakes test
[01 Dec 18] My Pendant is likely to feature in Stakes company in the second half of this season after winning her second-consecutive metropolitan race at The Valley on Saturday.  more...

Made Me Shiver commanding first-up

Made Me Shiver commanding first-up
[01 Dec 18] Uncle Mo filly Made Me Shiver made a winning return to the races at Yarra Valley on Saturday leading all the way in a commanding performance. Jockey Jason Benbow made the decision to hold the lead from an inside gate in the 1500m event despite much early pressure.   more...