Maiden Of The Week

Golden Boom (AUS)

Golden Boom (AUS)

3 g Spirit Of Boom – Golden Falls by Encosta De Lago

O: M A McLean, R S Heritage, P C Mitchell, B C Story, P N Bartilomo, J G Swan, D J Van Velden, J Kleidon, J A Kleidon, B W Hooper, R Brown, W S Kleidon, I W Weigh, G Sullivan, B N Macdonald & B G Stapleton, Daniel Livestock (Mgr: P J Daniel) & Wessel Thoroughbreds (Mgr: C J Wessel)

B: Element Hill

T: Tony Gollan

S: 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale V: Element Hill P: Archer Park Racing Ltd, $150,000

W: QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap (1000m), Sunshine Coast, November 6

The Tony Gollan-trained Golden Boom (Spirit Of Boom) produced an impressive debut success when cruising home in a 1000-metre maiden handicap at Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

Having already stamped himself down as one to watch when winning two October barrier trials in comfortable fashion, the three-year-old gelding was sent off the odds-on favourite to make a winning racecourse appearance under Ryan Maloney.

Breaking smartly from barrier four, the son of Eureka Stud stallion Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo) grabbed the rails and led approaching the home turn. Increasing his advantage from the 300-metre mark, Golden Boom pulled further clear in the closing stages to beat the Chris Munce-trained Houston Rocket (Sebring) by six and a quarter lengths on the bridle.

Stuart Kendrick’s Better Than Ready (More Than Ready) filly Gerrymander finished third, beaten six and a half lengths by the winner.

Out of the Encosta De Lago (Fairy King) mare Golden Falls, Golden Boom was bought by Archer Park Racing at last year’s Magic Million Gold Coast Yearling Sale for $150,000 from Element Hill.

He is the second and final foal for his dam who died in 2020, making him a half-brother to Eagle Farm maiden winner Gullfoss (More Than Ready).

Spirit Of Boom is enjoying another successful season, with Golden Boom one of his 42 winners in Australia. He stands for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).

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