Guineas victory a first for Munce
CHRIS Munce was tossed around from owner to owner like a ten pin but he didn’t mind a bit, as Boomsara landed his stable and a group of more than 20 owners a memorable Magic Millions Guineas yesterday.
“I was a bit crook before the race, I’m all right now though,” he said.
Boomsara looked under siege at the 200m, but fought off Sydney raider Bondi and the more fancied local Outback Barbie to land a monster pay day for his owners, who shelled out just $45,000 for him.
The Guineas was one of the few races to elude Munce as a jockey but he said yesterday’s success easily eclipsed the emotion of the three times he won the 2YO race on this day.
“No comparison. 100 per cent this is better,” he said.
“You set out a plan, you put a lot of hard work into them and for everything to come to fruition is just a great thrill.
“I think there’s 20 or 30 (owners) in him and a lot of them are first timers as well. To get a horse like Boomsara they are very happy obviously, it’s been a great ride for them.”
Tim Clark carried out instructions to perfection after being called in to replace Damian Browne, who went to hospital on Thursday with abdominal problems, taking his time to cross over from the wide draw.
“We would love for (Browne) to have ridden him today and he rode the horse so well last start. We’re certainly thinking of him and we wish him well,” Munce said.
“I knew they wouldn’t get by him travelling as easy as he was at the 1200m. He travelled nice, Timmy rated him beautifully and he started to coax him up from the 600m and I’m just so thrilled.”