Boom Time outstayed his rivals to record a stunning victory in the 2017 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield this afternoon.
There was plenty of action in the early stages of the Caulfield Cup and several leaders in the first couple of 100 metres, but eventually it was Sir Isaac Newton that took up the running and he opened up a massive gap on the rest of the field.
Sir Isaac Newton quickly came back to the field, but he clearly gassed the chasing group and there was a massive amount of chances at the top of the straight.
There were plenty of hard luck stories and Single Gaze was incredible gallant in second place, but it was Boom Time that outstayed his rivals late to record one of the biggest upsets in Caulfield Cup history.
Corey Parish was having just his ninth ride in a Group 1 event in the Caulfield Cup and he was clearly over the moon to have claimed his maiden win at the highest level of racing in such a massive race.
“I couldn’t ask for any more,” Parish said.
“David (Hayes) owns the whole horse and he had the faith to put me on and I just wanted to repay him.
“This horse went super last start in the Herbert Power and he was the only horse that was able to finish off.
“I thought if he could relax today he could do it and he did just that.
“David, Tom and Ben have been awesome for me and everyone at Lindsay Park.
“I can’t thank everybody enough.”
Co-trainer David Hayes owns 100 percent of Boom Time and he looked in somewhat of a state of shock at the conclusion of the 2017 Caulfield Cup.
Hayes said that Boom Time has always been an underrated stayer, but he did admit that he thought the horse was more of a Group 3 galloper than a Caulfield Cup contender.
“His run in the Herbert Power Stakes reminded me a lot of Fraar, so we decided to run him and Corey did the rest,” Hayes said.
“I thought that he was a genuine Group 3 horse.
“I can’t believe it, the miracle has happened.”
Single Gaze looked like the winner at the 200 metre mark and could not have been braver in defeat, while Johannes Vermeer hit the line strongly to finish third.