Good thing for the night gets the job done

Labelled by the stable as the good thing for the night, Boom Gate franked a good run of form this preparation going back-to-back at Addington tonight.

Good enough at two to win the Group Three Sapling Stakes for former trainer John Howe, Boom Gate has now had the four starts for the Robert Dunn stable, for the two wins and an unlucky second.

After holding up tonight from the one draw, John was content to let New Deal cross him at the 1400m and lead. From then on the only question was whether the pacemaking roughie could get him to the passing lane, which it duly did. Only obliged to run home his last 800m in 57.9 and his last 400m in 27.0, the 5yr old son of Courage Under Fire powered home over the last 100m to win by an ever-increasing 1.25 lengths.

Clearly the beach regime has been the recipe for success for his patient owners Mr G and Mrs R E Jennings. The win is the 72nd for the season for the stable and back-to-back premiership centuries look well on the cards.


Boom Gate records win 4 from 19 starts


Posted: Fri 10 Apr 2015