Group 3 winner heads big day for Boomer Bloodstock purchases

Boomer Bloodstock yearling purchases scored a winning double at Randwick on Saturday, headed by a valuable black-type victory for Sweet Deal (Casino Prince) in the G3 Toy Show Quality.

Purchased out of Lincoln Farm’s draft at the 2016 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale for $67,500, the six-year-old produced a big performance under top weight of 59 kilograms. Ridden by James McDonald, she camped in behind the leaders and finished bravely to beat Zaniah (Zoustar) by a narrow margin.

“She’s a really consistent and tough mare and she’s carried the top weight of 59 kilograms there against mares well down in the handicap,” McDonald said.

“She got there on the line and credit to John (Thompson) and his team, they have prepared her really well. She showed great speed and travelled well. Under that weight, she was entitled to get tired but she had the audacity to fight on and it was a great effort.”

Trained by John Thompson for a group of nine owners, Sweet Deal has now had 33 starts for nine wins, nine placings and $759,620 in stakes.

Saturday’s Toy Show Quality was a third win at Group 3 level for Sweet Deal, who had previously won the Triscay S. and Tibbie S. She has also placed in the G2 Guy Walter S., G3 Widden S. and Restricted Listed Inglis 2YO Classic.

Boomer Bloodstock’s Craig Rounsefell was delighted to see Sweet Deal deliver another big result for her owners on Saturday.

“Sweet Deal was a big powerful type as a yearling with a beautiful head and eye and she has one of my favourite brands on her shoulder, Edinglassie Stud,” he said.

“The budget was $65,000, but thankfully my client Calie Stone gave me the nod to have one more bid which got her.

“She was third on debut in the G3 Widden Stakes as a pre-Christmas two-year-old and has been very well handled by John Thompson, developing her into a top-class sprinting mare.”

Stone is part of a group of owners who purchase only one yearling per year.

“We always have Boomer Bloodstock buy us a very reasonably priced yearling,” Stone said. “She was one of his selections for that particular year and we have been very lucky with her.

“I remember the day – we had looked at her several times and just missed out on another one. And we don’t like missing out.

"He came back with her. I remember one of the partners was very pleased because she didn’t have any GST on her, which gave us that extra bit of budget. It's strange how things work out."

Earlier in the day, the Bjorn Baker-trained Frosty Rocks (Your Song) scored a dominant front-running victory in the Heineken H. over 1600 metres. The four-year-old won by three and a quarter lengths, improving his record to three wins from 13 starts and $207,640 in stakes.

At the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Boomer Bloodstock bought him off Edinglassie Stud for $140,000.