Back to Best - Spirit of Boom's Jonker Wins MM Sprint

Media Release - Saturday January 16

Tony Gollan has set his sights on Group 1 glory with Jonker after the rejuvenated sprinter destroyed his rivals with a display of sustained speed in Saturday’s $1 million It’s Live! In Queensland Magic Millions Snippets (1200m) at the Gold Coast.

Jonker wins the $1million Magic Millions Sprint - image Grant Courtney
The five-year-old son of Gollan’s pin-up sprinter Spirit of Boom was ridden positively out of barrier 12 by jockey Jim Byrne to lead his rivals with ease.

Byrne edged away from the inside as the field turned for home and, while several key rivals including Godolphin pair Exhilarates and Roheryn loomed as threats inside the final 200m, Jonker maintained a one length margin to the winning post and stopped the clock at 1.09.12.
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For Gollan, who took over training of the entire at the beginning of this campaign, the win was his second in the feature sprint and, like his other winner Temple of Boom, the trainer is optimistic Jonker can progress to greater heights.

“He did a really great job at his first run for us when he broke the track record but he just got his coloured lowered a touch second-up but he was good today,” Gollan said.

“I was worried at the furlong when there was a wall of them coming but his last half furlong was so good, he just powered away.

“He’s got a great appetite to win races and he’s still a stallion so I think I can win a good race with him this year.

“Hopefully he can follow in his father’s (Spirit of Boom) footsteps.

“It’s the second time I’ve won the sprint down here, you need a good horse to win it and Temple Of Boom was a good horse, he won a Group 1 afterwards so I’m really hoping this horse can go on and do the same thing later in the year.”
Jonker as a yearling.

Jonker was purchased for $45,000 at the 2017 Gold Coast Yearling Sale and was one of the key chances in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic (1200m) in 2018 when he suffered significant interference in the race won by Sunlight.
 
Saturday’s win was the fourth of Jonker’s 23-start career and took his earnings beyond $1.2 million.
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Race Result - $1m It's Live In Qld Snippets 1200m

Gold Coast Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.12
1
Jonker
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 57.5
5h Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Hearts And Arrows (AUS) (Kempinsky (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $45,000
V:Fig Tree Thoroughbreds Biddaddaba Qld
B: Doug Crich
2
1.0
Exhilarates
T: James Cummings J: J B Mc Donald 57
4m Snitzel (AUS) x Samaready (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Godolphin
3
1.5
Roheryn
T: James Cummings J: M Rodd 58
5g Lonhro (AUS) x Mannington (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
4
1.7
Hard Empire
T: A J & T Edmonds J: B N Stewart 58.5
7g Hard Spun (USA) x Last Quill (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $11,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds Euroa Vic
B: Charles White
5
1.9
King Of Hastings
T: A & S Freedman J: B Avdulla 56
4g Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Handcut (AUS) (Danerich (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $32,000
V:C Rentessis Euroa Vic
B: Anthony Freedman Racing
6
2.0
Hightail
T: P & P Snowden J: J Bowman 58
4g Written Tycoon (AUS) x La Paris (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $520,000
V:Woodside Park Stud Tylden Vic
B: China Horse Club/Newgate/Winstar
7
2.1
Sansom
T: P Stokes J: N Rawiller 58
4g Charm Spirit (IRE) x Bryony (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Phillip Stokes Racing Pty Ltd
8
2.9
Mishani Miss
T: L G Ross J: Ben Thompson 52
3f Denman (AUS) x Caressable One (AUS) (Jet Spur (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale Book 2 $5,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld
B: Patti Walton
9
3.0
Poetic Charmer
T: P & P Snowden J: John Allen 56
6g Your Song (AUS) x Hoss Amor (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Triple Crown Syndications/Snowden Racing
10
4.8
Graff
T: D T O'Brien J: L Currie 59
5h Star Witness (AUS) x Dinkum Diamond (AUS) (Keep The Faith (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Alan Bell Racing
11
5.0
Bella Vella
T: Will Clarken J: Todd Pannell 58
6m Commands (AUS) x Forget The Weather (USA) (Stormy Atlantic (USA))
Inglis 2019 April Monthly Online Sale $22,500
V:Glenn Haven Farm
B:
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Willow Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
12
5.2
Morrissy
T: L & T Corstens J: Craig Williams 56
5h Snitzel (AUS) x Extension Of Time (AUS) (Dash For Cash (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Shane Morrissey/Malua Bloodstock
13
5.5
Chauffeur
T: David Vandyke J: Ryan Maloney 56
6g Snitzel (AUS) x Mirror Mirror (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,600,000
V:Strawberry Hill Stud Mt White NSW
B: Jadeskye Racing/Gerald Ryan
14
6.3
Elixir
T: L D Kelly J: M Cahill 56
5g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Flavoured (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
15
7.6
Usmanov
T: A J & T Edmonds J: R Fradd 57
5g Choisir (AUS) x Mining Tycoon (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $350,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Aquis/Blue Sky BS (FBAA)/Toby Edmonds
16
26.1
Lagerfeld
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: G Boss 56
6g Denman (AUS) x Coco Kerringle (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Bell River Thoroughbreds Wellington NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
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