Ewen waits on Southern Cross choice

09 July 2018 09:31:04 EST

Trainer Scott Ewen says he has yet to make a decision on whether Bulletproof Boy will have another start before tackling the Southern Cross Series heats.

Qualifiers for Bulletproof Boy's division are scheduled to be run at Globe Derby in a fortnight, with the Final programmed for 28th July and Ewen has yet to make a decision on whether he will have one more run.

I may race him once more before the heats, but I haven't really sat down and worked it out yet.

Scott Ewen

"He is getting back to his best and just in time for the Southern Cross," Ewen said. "He's won two of his last three and was only beaten a whisker at Mildura a couple of starts ago.

"I may race him once more before the heats, but I haven't really sat down and worked it out yet."

With Ewen in the sulky during his latest assignment, Bulletproof Boy cruised to a 16-and-a-half metre win from Takemepitchamister, with Betting Man a head away third.

Rating 1:57.9 over 1800 metres, Bulletproof Boy now has 10 wins and eight placings from 27 starts.

"I've been upping his work, but he's not a heavy horse, so I can't put too much into him at the same time," Ewen added. "The extra work load seems to be getting results, so I'll stick to that and hope he can keep his form going for the next few weeks."

Once the Southern Cross Series is out of the way, Ewen says Bulletproof Boy will head back across the border in a bid to collect his Vicbred bonus.

"After the series I will try again to pick up his bonus," Ewen said. "He's also eligible for the Breeders' Crown, so I will have a look at the local heat for that as well."

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