Caulfield Cup 2017 Results: Boom Time Produces A Stunning Upset
Despite its average run of results in its last five outings, the $34 rated Boom Time shook the punting world by surprise by winning Saturday’s $3 million G1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) in Melbourne on Saturday.
Sir Issac Newton took an early led and kept his position till the final 600m. Then around the last 300m Boom Time went into the top 4 and finally as soon as he found an opening between Single Gaze and Amelie’s Star in the final 150m, there was nothing stopping the speedster from causing a major upset in the second biggest race in Australia.
Under Jockey Corey Parish, who was only making his ninth Group 1 appearance, Boom Time managed to reach its full acceleration towards the end. The unexpected win seemed to clearly delight Parish after his biggest career win. “I couldn’t ask for any more,” Parish said.
He also had a lot of positive words for owner David Hayes. “David owns the whole horse and he had the faith to put me on and I just wanted to repay him. This horse went super last start in the Herbert Power and he was the only horse that was able to finish off.”
Owner Hayes also looked clearly captivated by the victory. “I can’t believe it, the miracle has happened.”
Another $34 rated horse, the Nick Olive trained Single Gaze, finished second in the race while the pre-race $4.50 favourite Boom Time finished a respectable third.
However, another big surprise was that the Robert Hickmott trained Sir Issac Newton, that had taken the lead for such a long duration in the race finished last.