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A win by Boom Chicka Boom in Saturday’s 3yo BenchMark 70 Handicap (1000m) at Racing.com Park at Pakenham will see the All Too Hard colt head to the Gold Coast for the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) on January 13.

All Too Hard, above, is the sire of the Mick Price trained Boom Chicka Boom. Photo by Bruno Cannatelli.

All Too Hard, above, is the sire of the Mick Price trained Boom Chicka Boom. Photo by Bruno Cannatelli.

Caulfield trainer Mick Price has a high opinion of Boom Chicka Boom following his five and a half lengths win at his second race start in a 1000m Maiden at Cranbourne on November 18.

“He’s a lovely colt,” Price told racing.com.

“I really like him. I could nearly make a case for him being unbeaten and he won his last start by five (lengths).

“I’ve got a lot of time for him. We’ve kept him fresh and I am trying to get him to take a little bit of a sit.

“He’s a real horse of the future.”

Boom Chicka Boom only has $16,350 in the bank and Price is hoping that Saturday’s winning cheque of $44,000 will be enough to get the colt into the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas field.

“He’s owned by Peter and Michelle Lang, who are Queenslanders with a big property up there and he’s a Magic Millions horse but he’s got no prizemoney,” Price said.

“At the moment, if he goes and wins and we think we can get him up there safe and sound, he may be able to get into one of those races.

“I’m not sure what the minimum prizemoney is but I think it’s a fair bit in those races so he needs to win on Saturday.

“I think I’ve got enough horse to do it with him. So, if we got him up there safe and sound and guaranteed getting a run, he can probably race there and spell at Michelle’s place.”

Boom Chicka Boom is one of twenty-one three year olds nominated for the 3yo BenchMark 70 Handicap which also includes last start winners Camila Lucinda, The Launcher, Magnorum, Miss Leonidas and Super Hussey.

Nominations and weights for the 3yo BenchMark 70 Handicap (1000m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 271×30 JE SUIS TYCOON F 3 Henry Dwyer 1 59.5kg 67
2 37×141 CAMILA LUCINDA F 3 David Brideoake 2 59.5kg 67
3 781415x SHE’S OUR GIFT F 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 3 58.5kg 65
4 417x10667x FULLY MAXED G 3 Shane Nichols 4 60kg 64
5 17x ELITE LEGACY G 3 Tony Noonan 5 60kg 64
6 1×2 MAGNESIUM ROSE F 3 Matthew Lindsay 6 57.5kg 63
7 13x ONEHUNDRED PERCENT G 3 Henry Dwyer 7 59.5kg 63
8 1 THE LAUNCHER C 3 Darren Weir 8 59.5kg 63
9 1 MAGNORUM G 3 David & Coral Feek 9 59.5kg 63
10 21 BOOM CHICKA BOOM C 3 Mick Price 10 59kg 62
11 3x14x BEL SONIC G 3 Jason Warren 11 59kg 62
12 571x VALENTE C 3 Robbie Laing 12 59kg 62
13 8×1 MISS LEONIDAS F 3 Shaun Dwyer 13= 57kg 62
14 7×1 SUPER HUSSEY F 3 Andrew Noblet 13= 57kg 62
15 58x2182x BRIS VEGAS G 3 Ryan Balfour 15 58.5kg 61
16 5x9x2515x6 STRAVIERA F 3 Henry Dwyer 16 56.5kg 61
17 2x5416x WOMAN IN RED F 3 Grahame Begg 17 56.5kg 61
18 5x323x SPIRIT OF AQUADA G 3 Gareth Andrews 18 58.5kg 61
19 2x ZOOLOGY G 3 Brent Stanley 19 58.5kg 61
20 OUR REGAL WARRIOR C 3 Henry Dwyer 20 58.5kg 61
21 9x1x543 SMUG SATISFACTION F 3 Henry Dwyer 21 56kg 60

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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