The only yearling by star first season sire Spirit of Boom offered at a Victorian sale this season will be on offer on Sunday at the VOBIS Gold Sale.
Rosemont Stud have lot 248, a Spirit of Boom VOBIS-nominated colt out of the Mossman mare Moxie Doll that was bred at their farm at Gnarwarre just west of Geelong.
And Rosemont’s Anthony Mithen says the colt is the real deal.
“Those that do make the effort to come and see this colt won’t be disappointed when they see this bloke,” Mithen said.
“His x-rays are clean and he scopes well. He is certainly a premium product at this sale.”
Mithen said they had always really liked the colt but had earmarked him as a lovely breeze-up horse for sales later in the year.
“But then we started to see the Spirit of Boom yearlings fetch such great money that we thought it was better to cash in,” Mithen said.
As their sales decision was relatively late, they had to go through the process of nominating the horse for Super VOBIS and by the time that was confirmed, one of the only options left open was the supplementary section of the VOBIS Gold Sale.
On the eve of the sale, Mithen and Rosemont will be hoping for success on the track with three homebred horses lining up at Caulfield in the racing VOBIS Gold Premier races.
Bendigo VOBIS Gold Rush winning 2YO Thrillster, Group 1 winning mare Montoya’s Secret and Toorak Toff mare Super Snob all line up with good chances according to Mithen.
It is the two-year-old daughter of Starspangledbanner trained by Team Corstens that he perhaps rates most highly.
“Thrillster should run very well. This race is her grand final. She is a great hope,” Mithen said.
Thirllster lines up in the $310,000 VOBIS Sires 2YO Race sponsored by Avenel Equine Hospital. The race is exclusively for progeny of Victorian based sires.