Munce lets Boomsara go Rogue in Plate run
A DELIBERATE plan to go almost four weeks without a run into the Vo Rogue Plate and the absence of speed machine Zoustyle has trainer Chris Munce thinking Boomsara can break through for his first win of the season at Doomben.
Boomsara bypassed the Gold Edition, with Munce wanting to ensure the son of Spirit Of Boom would be spot-on for next month's Magic Millions Guineas.
"He likes to race a little bit fresh. He was pretty fit and the Magic Millions day has always been his goal," Munce said.
"He went super last time, considering the time they ran and the fact he was chasing a very good horse in Zoustyle.
"I gave him a jumpout last week and if he gets the right sort of run, he will be very hard to beat."
Boomsara has drawn wide, but Munce is hoping he has the tactical speed to offset it more so than the warm favourite Outback Barbie.
Both are coming off seconds to Zoustyle.
Tony Gollan admits Jim Byrne will have to produce an "11 out of 10 ride" to give Outback Barbie her chance from the outside barrier.
"The key is getting her to the comfortable spot early," Gollan said on his "final gallop" preview this week.
"He has to ride her with confidence, get her into a nice rhythm, so she has every chance to finish off."
With the draws, Gollan has warned stablemate Light Up The Room (gate four4) is capable of causing a mini-upset in the Vo Rogue.
"She will get the perfect run and I suggest she's a big player here. She will run terrific," he said.
Munce already has Ours To Keep, Boomsara, Snoopy and Skate To Paris heading to the Gold Coast for Magic Millions Day and would dearly love to see impressive debut winner Wowsers join them.
Wowsers needs to run top two in Saturday's BJ McLachlan Stakes to secure a start in the MM 2YO Classic, but has to overcome a poor draw.
"He's a very good colt. It didn't surprise me the way he won at Caloundra. His trials had been good in heavy shoes," Munce said.
"I'd love to get him to the race."
Wowsers was an $80,000 purchase for Munce Racing, being from the immediate family of talented older stablemate Snoopy.
Meanwhile, Gollan has tipped stable stalwart Most Important to give odds-on favourite Victorem a genuine test in The Buffering today.
"He's the best placed horse under the set weights and penalties," he said.
"This was always going to be the race for him throughout the summer. He's been doing an admirable job and he's a really good chance.
Stablemate Coldstone will be hard to beat again in the Bernborough according to the trainer.
"He's in nice at the weights, 21 days (between runs) is perfect and he will be hard to beat if he gets the right run in transit," Gollan said.