The Rockhampton Rocket Chinny Boom went down in color for the first time, but didn’t lose any fans after going down in a ping-pong battle with Stroll, who put a summer marker in the Mode Stakes at Doomben.
After a day of steady betting immersion, Punter dove into Chinny Boom just before the gates opened, sending her to the odds-on favorite, but most of the speed maps went out the window shortly after she slowly left. I was.
Since then it has been an uphill battle for the Clinton-Taylor-trained filly, who under jockey Ben Thompson struggled to deliver the speed set by Exo Lady and Stroll.
After seeing off Exo Lady early in the straight, Stroll was forced to finish with a late flush Chinny Boom, but bowed to the judges at just the right moment.
“It was really satisfying to see her bow at the right time,” said co-trainer Matt Whisted.
Whisted, who trains jointly with Steve O’Dea, said he was surprised to see his filly racing speed with Exo Lady, but jockey Boris when Chinny Boom was slowly pulling away. He said it was the right call by Thornton.
“Boris made the right decisions trying to get there and they were controlling the speed. I knew if she was moving well she would have a good kick.” He said.
“She had such a good start that we weren’t going to let her go outside the lead and enter the race like that.
“She was very soft going into her first run, so I knew she was improving under the hood and there was a big improvement. I think it will.”
Thornton admits he was keen to make things difficult after his favorite girlfriend left.
“I thought, ‘Beauty,’ I’d keep her in my pocket,” he laughs.
Whisted said Stroll will target the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on January 14th.
“I’m going to Vo Rogue (1350m) for a month from now and then Magic Millions,” he said.
The pair saw off the Annabel Niesham-trained Sunshine in Paris.
Jockey Brody Roy was wondering what was going on, saying that increasing speed early in the contest could reverse the outcome.
“If it was a pure run race, I would have passed them and probably won,” he said.
first published as Stroll Ends Chinny Boom’s Winning Run in Nailed Mode Stakes
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