Decision on Doomben Run for Chinny Boom tomorrow: By Tony McMahon
Published 21 October 2022
A decision will be made early on Saturday morning if star Rockhampton filly Chinny Boom will run at Doomben in the $127.5K QTIS 3YO Fillies Handicap (1200m) there at 12.13pm that afternoon.
Unbeaten at her only four starts, including a smashing track 1000 metres record win at Callaghan Park earlier this month, Chilly Boom arrived in Brisbane on Thursday.
Before leaving Rockhampton with the filly, her trainer Clinton Taylor expressed doubts about running her if the track was heavy.
However, he wisely decided to float Chinny Boom down to Brisbane on Thursday so he and race jockey Ben Thompson could assess the situation together.
“We got here yesterday afternoon (Thursday) and she seems to have settled in well. Ben Thompson gave her a trot and a canter this morning (Friday) and all was good”, Taylor said.
On Friday afternoon the Doomben track rating was a Soft 6.
There were showers in Brisbane on Friday but the BOM forecast for Saturday is 100 % rainfall with a possibility of 25 to 35mm being recorded.
“We will make a decision early on Saturday morning if she (Chilly Boom) will start”, Taylor said.
If she is a scratching Taylor has a backup plan for Chinny Boom to run in a similar 3Y0 Handicap over 1000 metres at Eagle Farm next Saturday.
While serious doubts hang over Chinny Boom starting on Saturday no such exist for another Rockhampton owned talented racehorse.
Trainer Tom Button speaking for Ryan Tyrell-Tom Button racing said Randwick GROUP 2 placegetter Jemeldi would contest the $127,500 QTIS C & G 3Y0 Handicap (1200m).
“Heavy tracks suit Jemeldi and he will be running”, Button said.
Jockey Luke Tarrant rides Jemeldi which he piloted for a last start second over 1000 metres at Eagle Farm on October 1 when resuming.
Button has a huge opinion of the Winning Rupert gelding Jemeldi which he ran-up to that when third in the GR 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) behind Promitto on February 26.
The track was rated heavy that day and Jemeldi’s two wins at the Sunshine Coast and Doomben have been recorded on Soft 5 and Soft 7 ratings.
Rockhampton trainers extended their purge on Mackay racing today winning six races on the eight-event card.
Nick Walsh trained Age Of Consent (Jason Taylor), Rock’n’Sol scored for Tim Cook and Nathan Day while trainer Peter Fleming won with Captain Fox (Jackson Murphy).
Making the fourth winner was Tom Smith’s newcomer It’s Gerry (Olivia Kendal) followed by Jared Wehlow’s Wild Irish (Melea Castle).
Callaghan Park mentor Craig Russell was widely congratulated through the win of Way Back Then (Day) which was his first back after serious health issues.
In fact, Capricornia based trainers won seven Mackay races as Bluff mentor Bill Trimble’s Our Irish Emperor (Tyler Leslight) also won.
The Rockhampton Jockey Club has extended nominations until Monday morning at 9am for all races at Callaghan Park next Thursday.
Rockhampton trainer Jamie Mc McConachy’s Sunnycoast raced by Graceville Thoroughbreds is likely to start one of the favourites for the $44,500 Pallarenda 2YO stakes (1000m) at Townsville on Saturday.
The Capricornia Yearling Sales graduate impressively won a Keppel Park barrier trial on September 22 as well as a Callaghan Park short jump out last Monday.
The astute McConachy has engaged Rockhampton’s Chris McIver for the ride.
Saturday’s Gladstone local races are off with the five-race card likely to be transferred to Sunday, weather permitting.
The Gladstone Turf Club will run a phantom race meeting at Ferguson Park on Saturday with bookmakers and all the usual facilities in operation.
The phantom meeting coincides with the running of the giant Moonee Valley race meeting in Melbourne featuring the $5M Cox Plate.