By Grant Morgan
It’s not easy to find a nice QTIS filly and they tend to be even harder to buy when you do.
On day 3 of the sale I went to $220,000 on a very nice Love Conquers All QTIS filly who eventually fetched $250,000. That’s big money for a QTIS filly I hear you say. You’re probably right.
I had to wait until Sunday to secure a nice QTIS filly for our Eagle Farm trainers John & Chris Meagher. Team Meagher already put the polish on our highly promising QTIS filly Savanna Amour who isn’t dissimilar in looks to this very nice filly.
Consigned by prolific winner getter breeders Eureka Stud, lot 887 is a lovely Brown filly by first season sire Spirit of Boom from the Red Dazzler mare Wisp O’ Will. She was knocked down for us for just $60,000.
The filly is an early foal and looks forward and mature. She has some great sire influences in her female pedigree highlighted by Marauding, Last Tycoon and the great Sir Tristram.
I thought there were plenty of positives about the first crop of Spirit of Boom. Most looked athletic and of medium size, short coupled with decent hind quarters. The things I like to see when after a sprinter and something that might run a bit earlier.
Spirit of Boom has been well patronised by breeders in Queensland seeing 154, 147 and 142 mares in his first three seasons at Eureka Stud.
As a racehorse, Spirit of Boom was everything an owner dreams of. He was out and going as an early two year-old being stakes placed on debut before a dominant win the Magic Millions prelude, then finishing down the track in the Magic Millions. He went on to win 8 more races highlighted by Group 1 wins as an older horse in the Doomben 10,000 and the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley. He also collected a Magic Milllions Cup along the way and amassed prizemoney of over $2.4m before heading to stud.
To my eye Spirit of Boom looks the ideal QTIS stallion and I would expect him to be very successful.