The stellar 2013 Spring Racing Carnival of trainer Robbie Laing has continued after Boomwaa won the Group 3 2013 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) in impressive fashion at Flemington this morning.
Boomwaa was one of only three horses in the Maribyrnong Plate field that had previously had race experience and it showed when he jumped out of the gates strongly and went straight to the lead.
The Mutawaddjid gelding kicked clear with 400 metres left to run and raced away from the rest of the field in the final stages of the race to record a very comfortable victory from Team Hawkes-trained Lockroy and Whisper.
Laing, who won the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) with Polanski at Flemington last Saturday, said that Boomwaa had always shown plenty of talent, since he was first broken in, and believes that have previous race experience gave his two-year-old a clear advantage over the rest of the field.
“The way he goes, he will be a lovely ride over 1400 metres or a mile,” Laing said after the race.
“He covers a lot of ground, he always did right from when we broke him in, and his fitness and experience was to the fore today.
“He absolutely bolted in.”
Jockey Vlad Duric could not have been more impressed with the performance of Boomwaa and, like Laing, believes that his experience edge over the rest of the field was one of the major reasons he was able to win in such dominant fashion.
“I think was this bloke had in his corner today was the fact that he has had the experience and he is a fit horse,” Duric said.
“He ran straight through the line beautifully. that is the difference in these early two-year-old races.
“That is the difference in these early two-year-old races; if you have a bloke like this who does everything spot-on and has had the experience.”
Laing was celebrating his second straight Maribyrnong Plate victory following his win with Direct Charge, who beat Crack A Roadie and 2013 Cox Plate winner Shamus Award in the 2012 edition of the race.
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2013 Maribyrnong Plate Finishing Order
|1||3||BOOMWAA||Robbie Laing||Vlad Duric||–||3||56.5kg||$6.50|
|2||5||LOCKROY||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||3L||7||56.5kg||$5.50|
|3||9||SILENT WHISPER||Lloyd Kennewell||Hugh Bowman||3.2L||1||56.5kg||$4.60F|
|4||8||ROYAL STANDING||Brent Stanley||Damien Oliver||4.2L||2||56.5kg||$11|
|5||6||OBLAST||Peter Snowden||Damian Browne||5.2L||5||56.5kg||$9|
|6||2||ALASKA||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||6.7L||9||56.5kg||$6.50|
|7||1||AKHLAAQ||David Hayes||Chad Schofield (a)||6.9L||8||56.5kg||$10|
|8||4||GOOD PRINCE||Anthony Cummings||Glen Boss||10.9L||4||56.5kg||$11|
|9||7||RED CASINO||Paul McKenna||Dean Yendall||12.9L||6||56.5kg||$71|