Boomnbust rewards faith for Yuill stable

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Small-scale trainer Graham Yuill has high hopes for impressive maiden winner Boomnbust after the Domesday colt rocketed home along the rail to win at only his third race start at Percy Spencer Racecourse last Thursday.

After running ninth on debut in Bunbury, Boomnbust finished second to Mega Minx in Narrogin last month, beaten by 1¾ lengths after getting held up in the home straight, but there were no such issues at his third career start as jockey Kyra Yuill booted him home on the inside running rail to win by three-quarters of a length.

Starting a $3 chance on the tote, the three-year-old settled ninth in running for Yuill and ducked to the inside before producing a powerful finishing burst to sprint home under hard riding to gobble up Alvan Street and Chasin’ Ruby, who filled the minor placings.

Dardanup trainer Yuill, who has less than five horses in work, said the talented young galloper showed plenty of ability and didn’t rule out nominating him for the listed WA Breeders’ Classic (1400m) later this month.

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“We had high hopes to race him as a two-year-old but he got a small paddock injury,” Yuill said.

“We’ve been patient with him but he’s always shown us a bit more than normal and his work has been strong.

Jockey Kyra Yuill is all smiles after winning on her father Graham’s horse Boomnbust in the Trutest Maiden (1230m).
Camera IconJockey Kyra Yuill is all smiles after winning on her father Graham’s horse Boomnbust in the Trutest Maiden (1230m). Credit: Albany Advertiser

“We are more than pleased with his progress and we’ll look at a mid-week 1200m or 1300m race and if he’s really well, maybe even the three-year-old classic in Bunbury.”

The $100,000 Rangeview Stud WA Breeders’ Classic will be held in Bunbury on March 19, which if he is nominated for it, would be some story given he was not initially sold at the yearling sales.

“We got him from a local farmer, he was passed in at the sales,” Yuill said.

“He was only little but we took him home and broke him in.

“He just never grew up and he got his name Stitch because he was always finding a way to cut himself open, and with that paddock injury we had to put him out.

“He is still (racing) green even on Thursday, but from Narrogin to Albany he’s learnt when asked to let down.”

It was an extra special victory for Yuill, who also celebrated his birthday last Thursday.

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