Trial Win for 2015 Aurie’s Star Hope Temple Of Boom

July 31, 2015

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Trial Win for 2015 Aurie’s Star Hope Temple Of Boom

Tony Gollan’s Brisbane-trained Group 1 winner Temple Of Boom will go first-up into Saturday week’s Aurie’s Star Handicap 2015 at Flemington Racecourse on the back of a winning Sydney trial from Friday morning.

Temple Of Boom

Temple Of Boom will run first-up in the Aurie’s Star Handicap before targeting the 2015 Memsie Stakes. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The veteran Piccolo gelding turns nine on Saturday but showed at the Randwick hit-outs this morning he was still capable of racing competitively winning the third heat at the Kensington track over 840m in 49.40 seconds.

Ridden by Winona Costin the warhorse had a tidy four lengths to spare over the Gai Waterhouse-trained Speak Fondly and four and three quarter lengths on the fellow Waterhouse-trained Golden Slipper runner-up English having led all the way.

It was Temple Of Boom’s second trial of the winter following a second over 900m on a Heavy (9) at Rosehill from July 21 behind Himalaya Dream.

His last start under race conditions was at home at Doomben when fourth beaten two and a half lengths by Ciaron Maher’s classy mare Srikandi in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on June 6.

That was his best result since a first-up second in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) down the Flemington straight behind superstar Chautauqua last September.

It’s been a long time between drinks for Temple Of Boom who hasn’t won since defeating stablemate and half-brother Spirit Of Boom in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm in April of 2014.

He is best known though for his Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) win at Randwick in April of 2012.

Gollan has next Saturday, August 8, scheduled as the spring starting point for the $1.9 million earner whose first-up assignment is the $150,000 Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m).

It will be the horse’s third run in the sprint following a win over Rekindled Interest in 2011 and his second behind Broken in the 2013 edition of the Flemington showdown.

Last year’s Aurie’s Star Handicap winner was Tiger Tees who went on to win the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) in Sydney at his next start.

This will be grand campaigner Temple Of Boom’s sixth consecutive Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival appearance and Gollan is still looking for a jockey to partner the galloper throughout his prep.

“At this stage I’m not sure who will be riding him,” he told The Courier Mail earlier in the week, saying a Melbourne-based hoop was the preferred option over the horse’s former hoop Tegan Harrison.

“Michael Rodd is busy in Singapore, so I will probably put out some feelers for a Victorian jockey.”

Gollan also confirmed that following the Aurie’s Star the galloper would target the $400,000 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse on August 29.

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