Spirit Of Boom's Boomsara in a Guineas Thriller
Mark Smith - Saturday January 12

In a huge result for the thoroughbred industry in Queensland, Chris Munce's gallant Spirit Of Boom gelding Boomsara refused to be beaten in a thrilling three-horse war in Saturday's $2 million Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast.


With Tim Clarke receiving a late call-up after Damien Browne was rushed to hospital the previous night with a perforated bowel, Boomsara raced up on the speed but needed to call on all his courage to stave off the challenges of the Snitzel colt Bondi and the ever-consistent Spirit Of Boom filly Outback Barbie.

The margins were a nose by a nose. (photos Steve Hart )

"As a rider I suppose you don't realise or appreciate the hard work that goes into getting horses ready for a day like today," Munce told AAP.

"Now that I'm training you map out plans and hope it all comes to fruition.

"Sometimes it doesn't but today it did. It's a huge thrill."

Jockey Tim Clark praised Boomsara's courage.

"I probably preferred to draw wide and let him stride across rather than be drawn in and have to bustle him," Clark said.

"He had to do a bit of work to get across but once he did he travelled comfortably. He couldn't quite get away from them at the top of the straight when he needed to.

"Once he was challenged he was really tough. Bondi went past him but he picked himself up off the canvas and did a great job to win."

A last start 4-length winner of the Group III Vo Rogue Plate at Doomben, Boomsara has a real love affair with the tight Gold Coast circuit with three wins and a second in four starts.

Carrying the colours of his breeder, Eureka Thoroughbreds, Boomsara advances his record to 4 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 10 starts with earnings of $1,566,400.

A $45,000 purchase by his trainer out of the Eureka Stud draft at the 2017 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale, the son of Spirit Of Boom is a half-brother to three winners including the stakes-placed Sarisara (Red Dazzler).

He is of the Tsuimai mare Passara who had a full-brother to Boomsara make $150,000 to the bid of China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock at the opening session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Passara foaled a colt by Defcon on October 8 and was bred back to Spirit Of Boom.

Spirit Of Boom in upcoming sales:
Magic Millions Guineas 3yo R.L 1400m
Gold Coast Track: Good(3) Time: 1:21.13
1
0.1
Boomsara
T: Chris Munce J: Tim Clark 57
3g Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Passara (AUS) (Tsuimai (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Munce Racing
2
0.1
Bondi
T: P and P Snowden J: K McEvoy 56
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Bondi Blonde (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Strawberry Hill Stud Mt White NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate TS/Winstar
3
0.2
Outback Barbie
T: T J Gollan J: J B McDonald 54.5
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Pure Purrfection (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Alan & Jennifer Acton
4
2.2
Barefoot
T: T J Sears J: M R Du Plessis 54
3f Show A Heart (AUS) x Hey Blondie (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: Pinhook Bloodstock (FBAA)/Alexandra Flemming
5
3.7
Smart Elissim
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: M J Walker 56
3g Smart Missile (AUS) x Nobody But You (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Aquis Farm Wonglepong Qld
B: Lindsay Park Racing
6
3.9
Zizzis
T: Patrick Payne J: M Cahill 54
3f Sizzling (AUS) x Senro Kisaki (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Prime Thoroughbreds
7
4.3
Granny Red Shoes
T: A J Edmonds J: B Prebble 54.5
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Shoboard (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Cressfield Scone NSW
B: Segenhoe Thoroughbreds
8
4.5
Paquirri
T: G W Moore J: J Byrne 57
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Miss Solis (AUS) (Oratorio (IRE))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $265,000
V:Dawson Stud Myalup WA
B: Gary Moore Racing
9
4.7
Persuader
T: M G Price J: B Avdulla 54.5
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Fast Talker (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $360,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)
10
4.8
Unconditional
T: M G Nolan J: J Lloyd 56
3g Jet Spur (AUS) x Jezzamine (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Oakwood Farm Haigslea Qld
B: Michael Nolan
11
6.6
Light Up The Room
T: T J Gollan J: B N Stewart 54
3f So You Think (NZ) x Aliberani (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Torryburn Stud Torryburn NSW
B: John Foote Bloodstock/Gollan Racing
12
6.8
Plumaro
T: K R Kemp J: Luke Tarrant 54
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Plumage (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Chris Mahaffey
13
7.1
Malahide
T: Michael Costa J: S Galloway 54
3f Shamus Award (AUS) x Lady Millions (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $85,000
V:Tyreel Stud Agnes Banks NSW
B: Michael Costa/New Breed Racing
14
7.4
The Fire Trap
T: M J Dunn J: J Bowman 56
3g Sizzling (AUS) x Rasteira (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Matthew Dunn/Neil Jenkinson
15
9.2
Say I Cee You
T: L F Birchley J: Dale Smith 56
3g Rothesay (AUS) x Cee Eight Lav (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $64,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: LB Racing
16
12.0
Sugar Sizzle
T: Angela Plumb J: Jag Guthmann-Chester 54
3f Sizzling (AUS) x Sugar Rose (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $55,000
V:Marquee Stud Willow Tree NSW
B: Aquis Farm/Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)