First Group 1 Winner for Jimmy Choux
Mark Smith - Saturday May 11

It was heartbreak again for supporters of Osborne Bulls who charged home from last on the turn to fall a nose short of the kiwi raider The Bostonian in Saturday's $800,000 Group 1 Doomben 10000 (1200m).

Veteran Queensland jockey Michael Cahill threaded the needle on The Bostonian to earn the 4yo son of Jimmy Choux a first win at the highest level and relegate Osborne Bulls to his fifth consecutive Group 1 second.

Now unbeaten in four starts in Queensland after winner at Doomben and a Listed and Group III stakes at the Sunshine Coast last winter, The Bostonian clung to a desperate long-head margin over Osborne Bulls (Street Cry) with Dollar For Dollar (High Chaparral) the same distance back in third. (image Racing Queensland)


The Tony Pike-trained gelding advances his overall record to 8 wins and 2 seconds from 15 starts with earnings of $834,277.

Stable foreman Chris McNabb said the gelding has another Group 1 entry.

"We will now probably head straight to the Stradbroke Handicap (1400m on June 8)," McNabb told AAP.

"He was here mainly for it and he is a horse which does race well fresh."

A homebred for David Archer, The Bostonian is the third foal of the winning Keeper mare Keepa Cheval who is a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner and NZ Horse Of The Year (King) Mufhasa (Pentire).

The Bostonian is a full-brother to the Chris Waller-trained Chaussure who was last seen winning consecutive races at Warwick Farm and Canterbury back in November 2016.

A Makfi colt out of Keepa Cheval was knocked down to Hong Kong's Alan Lee and Mr Danny Shum for $180,000 at last year's Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka.

Keepa Cheval has a yearling filly by Rip Van Winkle (IRE) and a weanling colt by Iffraaj (GB). She was covered by Almanzor (FR) last spring.

The Bostonian becomes the first Group 1 winner for Jimmy Choux.

The result will be welcomed Wayne and Tracy Rodwell's Rosalee Park Stud in Serpentine, WA who will stand the 5-time Group 1 winning son of Thorn Park in 2019 following his transfer from Rich Hill Stud.

Tab Doomben 10,000 Gr1 1200m
Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:08.97
1
0.2
The Bostonian
T: A W Pike J: M Cahill 58.5
4g Jimmy Choux (NZ) x Keepa Cheval (NZ) (Keeper (AUS))
2
0.2
Osborne Bulls
T: James Cummings J: K McEvoy 58.5
5g Street Cry (IRE) x Jerezana (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
3
0.4
Dollar For Dollar
T: Tony McEvoy J: Jamie Kah 58.5
6g High Chaparral (IRE) x Pretty Penny (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
4
1.1
Nature Strip
T: C J Waller J: J B McDonald 58.5
4g Nicconi (AUS) x Strikeline (AUS) (Desert Sun (GB))
5
1.6
Outback Barbie
T: T J Gollan J: J Lloyd 55
3f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Pure Purrfection (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Alan & Jennifer Acton
6
1.7
Tactical Advantage
T: K A Lees J: L V Cassidy 58.5
5g Bel Esprit (AUS) x Above Perfection (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
7
2.2
Champagne Cuddles
T: Bjorn Baker J: B Shinn 56.5
4m Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Sky Cuddle (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
8
2.4
Man Booker
T: D L Morton J: Jake Bayliss 58.5
6g Discorsi (AUS) x Morine (AUS) (Danetime (IRE))
MM Perth Winter Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Korilya Stud, Busselton, WA
B: Dan Morton
9
3.2
White Moss
T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara 56.5
5m Mossman (AUS) x Pay My Bail (NZ) (Justice Prevails (AUS))
10
3.3
I'm A Rippa
T: T J Gollan J: B N Stewart 58.5
5g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Derippa (AUS) (Seidnazar (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Banchory Thoroughbreds, Cambooya, Qld
B: Tony Gollan Racing
11
4.0
Havasay
T: L F Birchley J: M McGillivray 58.5
6g Rothesay (AUS) x Showhama (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld
B: Magic Millions As Agent
12
4.8
Easy Eddie
T: Joseph Pride J: C W Brown 58.5
4g Super Easy (NZ) x Twin Town (GB) (Halling (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $55,000
V:Two Bays Farm, Flinders
B: Pride Racing
13
6.3
Manuel
T: Tony McEvoy J: M R Du Plessis 58.5
5g Commands (AUS) x Girl Hussler (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone
B: McEvoy Mitchel Racing