PREMIER trainer Brett Cavanough is likely to bypass a first-up city start for an easy kill and start slick sprinter Just A Bullet at Narromine on Sunday.
Just A Bullet stamped himself as the Riverina’s most exciting galloper after smashing the 1000-metre track record at Albury in January and winning four of six starts in his first preparation.
The four-year-old gelding was beaten a nose by Miss Steele at his most recent start at Moonee Valley in March.
Miss Steele has since won in group 3 company at Adelaide’s Morphettville.
Cavanough said he would unleash Just A Bullet first up from a 19-week spell at Narromine, providing the track wasn’t rain affected.
“As long as the track is not a bog, we will head to Narromine,” Cavanough said.
“He needs a barrier trial but he may as well whiz around at Narromine over half a mile and pick up $8000.
“He could have gone to town but a bit of a road trip won’t hurt him.
“He will probably have to carry 61 kilograms and Matty Cahill will jump on.”
Stablemates Prince Pedro, Velvet Moon and Kerr have also been nominated for races at Narromine.
Prince Pedro has been nominated for the $26,000 Narromine Cup (1600m) after this week finishing fifth at Rosehill first up from a 17-week spell with Kerrin McEvoy aboard.
Cavanough also has Spinifex Gypsy, Alice From Albury, Game Of Shadows and Rahal engaged for Albury’s first meeting of the season tomorrow.
Apprentice Lily Coombe will partner Game Of Shadows and Rahal. She is on loan to the Cavanough stable for the next three months.