Rockhampton filly Chinny Boom to debut at Eagle Farm
Published 26 October 2022
Unbeaten Rockhampton filly Chinny Boom is expected to provide trainer Clinton Taylor with his second windfall for the week when she makes her Brisbane debut at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Chinny Boom, which Chinchilla owner Mark Pascoe has turned down colossal offers to sell, will run a short-priced favourite in the $127,500 3YO Handicap (1000m).
Taylor floated his four times winner to Brisbane last week intending to run her at Doomben last Saturday but scratched when conditions were unsuitable.
“I think the week down here (Brisbane) has done her good and she is all ready to go on Saturday. She has settled in and done very well”, Taylor enthused on Wednesday.
It has been a sensational week for the Rockhampton trainer after an unraced 2YO he and wife Erin held a 50% ownership share, sold for $150,000 at the Gold Coast on Tuesday.
Along with close friends Kelly and Cameron Bond of Kenmore Lodge, Wyreema the couples purchased the Lean Mean Machine colt as a Magic Millions yearling in June for $20,000.
Taylor said the colt, Lot 128 “was a pretty nice horse” but he had never expected it to make the six-figure selling price.
“I thought we would maybe get around $60K to $70K but to sell for $150,000 was quite a shock. It is a very nice result and profit off a $20K outlay after only having him for a few months. Kelly (Bond) is a very good judge and they do a great job educating young horses”, Taylor said.
Better still for Taylor, it was his first venture in “pinhooking” (buy to resell) a yearling and then having it prepared for the 2YO In Training Sale more commonly referred to as the Ready To Run Sale.
Clinton also heaped praise on Paul Moroney Bloodstock for the role it played with the colt sold to trainer Manfred Man from Hong Kong where it will be sent for its racing career.
Taylor 38, has made a meteoric rise through the training ranks in just a few short years in Rockhampton since moving from the Western Downs to relocate and expand.
He currently trains a sizeable team of around 30 horses and last season won the Rockhampton Jockey Club’s trainers premiership.
Renowned for his tireless work ethics and astute placement of his horses, Taylor trained 54 winners overall in the 2021-22 racing season.
This came about by racing at 17 individual racetracks and covering over 77,000km in float trips.
Chinny Boom, which last start on October 4 shattered the Callaghan Park, Rockhampton track record in an 8.25 lengths win under 59kg, has placed Clinton in the national racing spotlight.
On Saturday, Chinny Boom drops to 55.5kg while Rockhampton owned and SEQ trained rival Jemeldi will carry 59.5kg in their clash.
Rockhampton will also be represented at Eagle Farm on Saturday by the Nick Walsh trained Deep Breath with whom he has won seven races.
Top apprentice Kyle Wilson -Taylor will reduce Deep Breath’s weight to 55.5kg in the $75K NMW Handicap (1400m) to 55. 5kg.