What a great return on his purchase price of $90,000 (2009 Magic Millions QTIS 600 Sale) Spirit Of Boom has been - the classy four-year-old on Saturday with his fast finishing victory in the Magic Millions Cup taking his prize money tally to an impressive $681,900.
Recording his second win in a row - having taken out the Listed Goldmarket at the Gold Coast at his previous outing, the Tony Gollan trained bay got back on a track suiting leaders but able to let go of a powerful finishing burst before drawing clear to win by half a length.
The winner of six races from 900m to 1400m, Spirit Of Boom has been able to find his best form on firm tracks - "he just hates rain affected tracks," Gollan said.
"He has got a great turn of foot but he has been plagued with wet tracks - we are just rapt!"
Likely to head to Melbourne for a crack at next year's spring carnival, Spirit Of Boom has plenty of options in the meantime - from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to maybe even Dubai.
"The Queensland Winter does looka nice option but we'll sit around and have a think about it," Gollan said.
Bred by Eureka Thoroughbreds, Spirit Of Boom is a half brother to his classy stablemate Temple Of Boom, twice a winner at Group level at Flemington. Sadly their dam, the stakes placed multiple city winning Special Dane mare Temple Spirit died two years ago having produced just four foals.
Sequalo has been in great form of late - of course there is nothing new in that!
Recent winners for the Lyndhurst stalwart since the start of the year have been Modern Al, Mr Thatcher, Strap Theory, Ticket To Dream, Snippets Secret, Don't You Worry, Bahsa, Turqouise Dancer, Withdru, Thirty Tree Large, Platinum Lion, Dever's Express, Whispering Death and Damalo.