Like Winx, Boom Time is a rising eight-year-old but the Caulfield Cup winner is far from done as a racehorse following an encouraging jumpout win at Flemington on Friday.
For a time, it seemed that a second tendon injury was going to end Boom Time’s racing career but his co-trainer David Hayes said that not only was the horse set to return to racing in Melbourne over Easter, he was being set for another spring campaign.
“He won by a widening margin in fast time,” Hayes said of the 800-metre jumpout. “He’ll get plenty of weight at this time of year like he did last year but he’ll be a big fish in a small pond.
“He’ll run over Easter in the 1400 (Victoria Handicap) and then go out to the mile in a good mile race in Adelaide and then we’ll keep him ticking along and have him ready for those early (season) weight-for-age races.”
Boom Time, who won the 2017 Caulfield Cup as a $51 chance, has been off the scene since the Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield last August with a tendon injury but Hayes said he is confident the horse has recovered fully.
“The leg looked great this morning, so it was all very encouraging,” Hayes added.
WATCH: Boom Time’s jumpout (all white)