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Enterprise Pomme books winter campaign

Mon 4 April 2022

By Glenn Davis

Talented filly Enterprise Pomme has emerged as a serious player for the upcoming TAB Queensland Racing Carnival with a narrow victory at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Enterprise Pomme, ridden by Boris Thornton, avenged her unlucky QTIS Jewel performance at the Gold Coast when she downed the Tony Gollan-trained Zavaboom in the Three-Year-Old Quality.

“It’s good to see her bounce back after her luckless run in the QTIS Jewel last start,” Hoysted said.

‘She stepped away a lot cleaner today and once she crossed them on the first bend and got a cheap sectional, I knew she’d show her class.”

Enterprise Pomme, who beat only three home behind Prince Of Boom in the QTIS Jewel, will now be given a short let-up before the winter carnival.

“She’ll have a short let-up now and we’ll sit down and map out a plan and see if we can jag a nice race during the winter with her,” Hoysted said.

The filly was having only her third start for co-trainers Steve O’Dea and Matt Hoysted after doing her early racing with Deagon trainer Mick Lakey.

Lakey rated the daughter of ill-fated Spill The Beans good enough to send to Sydney for the Group 2 Furious Stakes at Rosehill last spring finishing a brave fourth to Jamaea.

Meanwhile the Chris Waller stable is planning a Queensland Derby assault with Edmonton following the gelding’s strong finish to win the Class 3 Plate over 1805 metres.

Ridden by Jim Orman, the former Sydneysider powered home over the top of Rations to win decisively.

Waller’s Gold Coast foreman Brett Killion was pleasantly surprised with the son of Vancouver’s win.

“He’s always been earmarked as a (Queensland) Derby type but he’s still a little immature physically,” Killion said.

“He didn’t get a lot of weight relief from his opposition today and I would have been happy with a top four finish.

Killion said Edmondton, who races in the famous purple colours of Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds, would target next month’s Group 3 Rough Habit Plate over 2000 metres at Doomben before a possible shot at the Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm in June.

A stroke of genius from trainer Chris Anderson boosted the broodmare value of Boomtown Lass who got up in the last bound to beat Kisukano in the Open Handicap over 1200 metres.

Anderson took blinkers off the six-year-old mare for the first time in four years, which laid the platform for Boomtown Lass to win her eighth race in 40 starts.

“She was super when she won two starts before failing at the Gold Coast,” Anderson said.

“I spoke with her owners Glenlogan Park and decided to take the blinkers off for the first time in four years.

“This will probably be her last season and she’ll make a good broodmare.”