Weather forecast not favourable for Chinny Boom’s Brisbane debut
Published 19 October 2022
The much-awaited Brisbane debut on Saturday of unbeaten Rockhampton filly Chinny Boom is in jeopardy because of predicted wet weather.
Chilly Boom was among the acceptors today WEDNESDAY for the $127,500 QTIS 3YO Fillies Handicap (1200m) drawing barrier five in the nine horse Doomben field.
She has topweight of 58kg with Brisbane hoop Ben Thompson engaged to ride her.
When making it four wins from as many starts on October 4, Chinny Boom shattered the long-standing Callaghan Park 1000 metres track record.
Looking every bit a topliner, Chinny Boom won by 8.25 lengths with jockey Ashley Butler never fully extending her to increase the margin and clock faster than her record time of 58.59s.
By doing so the Clinton Taylor Rockhampton trained Chinny Boom attracted Australia wide attention with her Chinchilla owner-breeder Mark Pascoe rejecting mammoth offers to buy her.
“I was asked to name my price but she is not for sale as I want to enjoy racing her”, Pascoe said.
Since that win trainer Taylor said Chinny Boom, the filly that has well and truly enhanced his profile, has pleased him.
‘’Everything is right with the filly and she has come along well. However, the weather (rain) could stop us going down to Brisbane for Saturday. She won’t be running on a heavy track as I don’t want to pull the guts out of her”, Taylor said shortly after the Doomben field was drawn up.
“The Mode Stakes has always been her goal and if she misses out on Saturday there is a good back-up option for her at Eagle Farm the week after”, the trainer said.
Taylor was referring to a $127,500 3YO Fillies BM 72 (1000m) on October 29.
The $150K Mode 3YO Fillies Stakes (1200m) is run at Doomben on Saturday, December 3 under the set weight conditions whereby all runners will carry 56.5kg.
In all likelihood Chinny Boom will have other starts leading up to the Mode.
The weather forecast for Brisbane over the next few days and on Saturday is not favourable for Taylor and his champion filly.
Rain is predicted for the remainder of the week with the forecast that it will persist until at least next Tuesday.