TYRRELL’S BULLET is an Allan-bred 3 year old chestnut gelding by Gitano Hernando out of a mare bought for the express purpose. Sold at the KZN Yearling Sales to trainer Corne Spies in whose colours he runs, this big fellow shaped up as a strong staying contender but suffered interruptions (in addition to COVID19).

But yesterday, after a prep run in Gauteng, he started favourite for a hotly contested maiden at Scottsville and – in the hands of Lyle Hewitson – won the 2400 metres contest convincingly. The mare is now dam of 2 winners from 3 and perhaps TYRRELL’S BULLET will step up in grade further and fulfil his earlier promise.