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Magic Guineas Result For Chris Munce

The name of Chris Munce will forever be etched in Magic Millions history as a winning jockey and trainer after his tenacious three-year-old Boomsara won the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas in a thrilling three-way finish at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Magic Guineas Result For Chris Munce

The name of Chris Munce will forever be etched in Magic Millions history as a winning jockey and trainer after his tenacious three-year-old Boomsara won the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas in a thrilling three-way finish at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

The Boomsara Syndicate celebrate
The Boomsara Syndicate celebrate Picture:Steve Hart

As a jockey Munce won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic three times aboard Sunblazer (1989), Excellerator (2001) and Dance Hero (2004).

On Saturday he made the transition to a Magic Millions winning trainer after Boomsara Horseform (Spirit Of Boom x Passara by Tsuimai) completed his rise to the top echelon with a fairytale win for a big syndicate of owners who took up shares in the bargain $45,000 yearling purchase.


Munce, also among the select group of riders to have won Australia's four major G1 races - the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper – was overwhelmed by his achievement after the Spirit Of Boom gelding lasted to win the Guineas by a nose.

"As a rider I suppose you don't realise or appreciate the hard work that goes into getting horses ready for a day like today," Munce said.

"Now that I'm training you map out plans and hope it all comes to fruition. Sometimes it doesn't but today it did. It's a huge thrill.

“There are quite a few owners in the horse, about 20 or 30, and for quite a few of them it’s their first horse so to get a horse like Boomsara, it’s been a great ride for them.”

Boomsara’s victory adds to the standing of his sire Spirit Of Boom as one of the hottest young sires in Australia.

Spirit Of Boom, standing at Eureka Stud in Queensland, was the leading first season sire by winners in 2017-18 when his youngsters won 18 races. His eight stakes winners to date include G3 winner Spirits Auber and Listed winners Outback Barbie, Ef Troop, Jonker and Champagne Boom.

Boomsara Horseform, a $45,000 buy from the 2017 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale by Munce Racing, has won four times and placed three times from 10 starts for prize-money of $1,566,400

Boomsara is a half-brother to the stakes placed Sarisara (Red Dazzler) and is one of four winners out of his placed dam Passara, a half-sister to the stakes placed pair McFly (Perugino) and McLoud (Jeune).

Passara is out of the Bluebird mare Freebird, who featured as the granddam of two Magic Millions winners on Saturday as she also appears in the pedigree of Magic Millions QTIS winner Chapter And Verse.

Passara produced a colt by Defcon in 2018 and was bred back to Spirit of Boom in 2018.

Eureka Stud retained a share in Boomsara and offered his full brother at the Magic Millions sale this year where he was purchased by the Newgates Farm/China Horse Club partnership for $150,000.

Eureka Stud’s Scott McAlpine said major stud farms in NSW and Victoria had been eager to secure to Spirit Of Boom but he resisted their offers to re-locate to the former G1 winning son of Sequalo.

"We had some very significant offers but I dug my toes in," McAlpine told TDN.

“I'm the third generation to run the farm and we have waited all of our lives to stand a horse like Spirit Of Boom.

“The money was there, but money can't buy this horse."

Spirit Of Boom stood for a fee of $55,000 (inc GST) in 2018.

He had 13 yearlings sell at Book 1 of the Magic Millions sale for an aggregate of $2,125,000 at an average of $163,462.

Racing And Sports



147796
R7 GOLD COAST 12 January 2019
Magic Millions Guineas 3yo R.L 3 , 1400m
Race Synopsis: Chris Munce-trained three-year-old Boomsara followed an impressive win at Doomben in the Vo Rogue Plate (Gr 3, 1350m) with another strong front-running performance here, albeit scoring by the barest of margins at the post. He was smartly away from his difficult barrier (13) and soon crossed to the front. He then travelled well under Tim Clark, lifted the pace from the 600m and then fought back to win in a threeway photo finish. Bondi also began well from a wide barrier (12) and then eased to settle in second place. He moved up strongly on straightening and then battled strongly for second, beaten a nose. The favourite Outback Barbie began well and settled well for James McDonald in fifth place on the rails. She went through to third at the 200m and then rallied late, failing by a nose and a nose to catch the winner in finishing third. A protest against the runner-up was subsequently dismissed.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. BOOMSARA (AUS)
3yo Gelding
CHRIS MUNCE
TIM CLARK
57.0
$3.75
 
SPIRIT OF BOOM (AUS) - PASSARA (AUS)
Eureka Stud (Mgr: S C McAlpine), Mrs N Crimmins, R Lette, G Sinclair, P Hoare, B Henschell, T Edwards, J Lavelle, Mrs B Gibbs, S Gibbs, S Cassady, A Firth, Mrs L Gove, Mrs M Lindemann, R Lindemann, Forte Racing (Mgr: M Forte), Payne Family Racing (Mgr: S Payne) & Kathyce Racing (Mgr: R Speller)
2nd  
3. BONDI (AUS)
3yo Colt
P & P SNOWDEN
KERRIN MCEVOY
56.0
$10.00
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - BONDI BLONDE (AUS)
Newgate S F (Mgr: G D Murphy), China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: A K Teo), Horse Ventures (Mgr: M B Sandblom), Winstar Farm Llc (Mgr: J Mullikin) & Strawberry Hill Stud (Mgr: J D Singleton)
3rd  
8. OUTBACK BARBIE (AUS)
3yo Filly
TONY GOLLAN
JAMES MCDONALD
54.5
$2.25
 
SPIRIT OF BOOM (AUS) - PURE PURRFECTION (AUS)
 A J Acton & Mrs J C Acton
4th  16. BAREFOOT (AUS)
3yo Filly
TONY SEARS
MARK DU PLESSIS
54.0
$21.00
5th  7. SMART ELISSIM (AUS)
3yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
MICHAEL WALKER
56.0
$41.00
6th  11. ZIZZIS (AUS)
3yo Filly
PATRICK PAYNE
MICHAEL CAHILL
54.0
$21.00
7th  9. GRANNY RED SHOES (AUS)
3yo Filly
TOBY EDMONDS
BRETT PREBBLE
54.5
$21.00
8th  2. PAQUIRRI (AUS)
3yo Colt
GARY MOORE
JIM BYRNE
57.0
$61.00
9th  10. PERSUADER (AUS)
3yo Filly
MICK PRICE
BRENTON AVDULLA
54.5
$51.00
10th  17. UNCONDITIONAL (AUS)
3yo Gelding
MICHAEL NOLAN
J LLOYD
56.0
$101.00
11th  13. LIGHT UP THE ROOM (AUS)
3yo Filly
TONY GOLLAN
BRAD STEWART
54.0
$21.00
12th  12. PLUMARO (AUS)
3yo Filly
KEVIN KEMP
LUKE TARRANT
54.0
$51.00
13th  14. MALAHIDE (AUS)
3yo Filly
MICHAEL COSTA
SCOTT GALLOWAY
54.0
$51.00
14th  4. THE FIRE TRAP (AUS)
3yo Gelding
MATTHEW DUNN
HUGH BOWMAN
56.0
$21.00
15th  19. SAY I CEE YOU (AUS)
3yo Gelding
LIAM BIRCHLEY
DALE SMITH
56.0
$201.00
16th  15. SUGAR SIZZLE (AUS)
3yo Filly
ANGELA PLUMB
JAG GUTHMANN-CHESTER
54.0
$151.00

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