Steve Andersen Jul 29, 2019
DEL MAR, Calif. – Bulletproof One is unbeaten after two starts and will be asked to try something different in Wednesday’s $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes at Del Mar – race against fillies.
Bulletproof One won her debut in a maiden special weight race against males in open company by eight lengths at Golden Gate Fields on May 11. She beat California-bred males in the Everett Nevin Stakes by 9 1/4 lengths at 5 1/2 furlongs at Pleasanton on July 6.
Those races caught the attention of Gary Barber and Eclipse Thoroughbreds, which recently bought Bulletproof One and transferred the filly to Peter Miller’s stable. Bulletproof One was previously owned and trained by Ellen Jackson.
Over the weekend, Miller said the purchase price was “undisclosed.”
“She acts like she has a lot of class,” Miller said.
Bulletproof One will be favored in the CTBA Stakes, which is run at 5 1/2 furlongs for California-bred fillies. She is the only stakes winner in a field of eight that includes Nevin runner-up Roses for Laura as well as Cholula Lips, who was second in the Debutante Stakes against open company at Churchill Downs on June 29.
Trainer Brian Koriner has two starters, each of whom won a maiden race for statebred fillies at Santa Anita in June – None of Your Biz and Unchain Her Heart. The CTBA Stakes will be the second start for each of them.