Bear’s Bullet on target in Queensland National Sprint Final

Bear's Bullet
Bear's Bullet, pictured winning the , is heading to the Championship Final at The Meadows on August 26. (Picture: Racing Queensland)

Bear's Bullet will carry the hopes of Queensland on her shoulders in the National Sprint Championship after she took out the state final at on Thursday night.

After saluting in her heat as a $1.70 favourite last week, the -trained chaser was sent out at $5 odds in the 520m final.

Jumping from box four, Bear's Bullet got out to the lead as the field turned the first corner and ran on into the straight to stamp her ticket to the big dance.

She beat home ($17) and Fernando Grand ($101) by 1.75 lengths, clocking a time of 30.16.

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Trainer Travis Elson was impressed with the performance, although it came as no surprise.

“We are very stoked in her run,” he said.

“We knew she would give herself every chance with how she begins.

“We thought Jay Is Jay, if he got a clean run, would be too strong for her.

“Lucky for us, he didn't get the dream run and we snuck the win.

“To be honest, I thought I'd be going to Townsville next week with her.”

Before she took out the state sprint final, Bear's Bullet was second favourite in the all-in market for the Townsville Cup, with heats starting next week.

She now has bigger tasks and greater prize money in sight, with a shot at the $75,000-to-the-winner prize in the National Sprint Championship on August 26 at The Meadows.

After kicking off her career with a win over the Albion Park 395m last November, Bear's Bullet has gone on to take out the Final with runner-up finishes in the Group 3 Brisbane and Prelude this year.

The Fernando Bale x Mumma's Hope bitch has 13 wins and 11 placings from 32 career starts and has banked $165,890 in prize money for .

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