Chinny Boom launches Brisbane raid.
Published 6 April 2023
Exciting filly Chinny Boom will launch the first salvo for premier Rockhampton trainer Clinton Taylor in a “triple Brisbane attack” when she runs at Doomben on Easter Saturday.
Five times a winner from six starts including an Eagle Farm 3YO Handicap (1000m) two starts back on October 29, Chinny Boom is TAB 2 in Race 6 at 2.47pm.
The race is the $137,500 QTIS 3YO Handicap (1050m) with Chinny Boom drawing the rails barrier for jockey Ben Thomson who rode her at her last two Brisbane appearances.
Taylor, along with Chinny Boom and two other acclaimed stablemates – Divine Purpose and Rovers Pepper, arrived in Brisbane earlier this week where they will be temporarily based for three weeks.
Unbeaten Rovers Pepper contests a $75K Class 3 Plate (1200m) at Eagle Farm on April 15 while Divine Purpose aims for the $160,000 LR 3YO Fillies Princess Stakes (1600m) at Doomben on April 22.
Speaking from Brisbane on Thursday (6/4) Taylor was upbeat while realistic at the same time relating to Chinny Boom hopefully launching the Brisbane raid as a winner.
“She’s all good but it’s a very good race but she has worked well and settled in good down here. All going well she will race very well,” Taylor said
Speaking of her rail’s barrier draw Clinton said it was a big plus but he held a slight concern in the back of his mind.
“As long as Chinny jumps well from in there. She has been a little tardy away at her last two runs including her last start closest of seconds at Doomben on December 3. Having said that she jumped really well when she won the recent trial in Rocky a few weeks back”, he said.
Taylor was referring to Chinny Boom’s demolition of a 900 metres 3YO trial field on March 20 when she won by 8.75 lengths running impressive sectional times.
Provided Chinny Boom runs up to expectations on Saturday, she will take on the males in the LR Mick Dittman 3YO Plate (1100m) in a fortnight.
“Not a lot of suitable races for the 3YO fillies down here coming up so she will run all going well in the Mick Dittman”, he said.
In other racing news, two candidates for Rockhampton’s richest race the $775,000 The Archer (1300m) on Sunday, April 30 trialled pleasingly at different centres earlier this week.
Slot holder Max Whitby’s Weona Smartone (NZ) demonstrated her Archer campaign is well and truly back on track by winning a 1200 metres trial at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
Weona Smartone (NZ) took the gloss off her previous outstanding race record when after stumbling at the start and racing ungenerously, she ran last first up in GROUP 3 (1200m) at Rosehill on March 25.
At Toowoomba on Monday, the John Kele KGB Racing’s slot Soxagon was given a very easy trial when third over 925 metres at Clifford Park.
Trainer Mark Currie had indicated earlier that Soxagon would have a few jump outs and trials before taking on The Archer first up.
Soxagon has not raced since June last year and at his second last start before spelling won the BTC Sprint defeating Alligator Blood.
More slot holders are expected to officially announce their Archer nominees this coming week.
Racing returns to Callaghan Park, Rockhampton next Thursday.