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Clarken Racing | Clarken Racing News 58427 Boognish Triumphs In Thrilling Proud Miss Stakes

Boognish Triumphs in Thrilling Proud Miss Stakes

Boognish Triumphs in Thrilling Proud Miss Stakes
An early Mother's Day gift for the pensioned Unbridled's Song (USA) mare Regrowth when her twelfth and final foal Boognish opened her stakes account in Saturday's Group III Sportsbet Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.

Ridden by Jamie Kah for Will Clarken and Niki O'Shea, the daughter of Sooboog emerged from a pack of nine horses spread across the track to defeat Right To Party (Zoustar) by a neck with Grey River (Al Maher) a short-half-head back in third.

Making her black-type debut, Boognish advances her record to three wins, two seconds, and three thirds from 12 starts with earnings of $195,410.

"She deserved to get her black-type win, and it's come on a big day," Clarken said.

"We stepped off her for a while after she didn't find the line over 1500 (metres), applied a huge amount of pressure this week and really screwed her down for today and it paid off.

"I gave Jamie no instructions today, didn't know whether to chance her arm and try and get outside lead or let her balance up and I thought after a couple of hops she was going to go forward and then she got back in a beautiful rhythm, she's just worth so much.

"Santo (Guagliardo) is in this horse and came down today. It's great to get a result, she's got a huge page. We bought her in Adelaide and she's taken a fair bit of time, but it's going to pay off.

"She's huge, she just sort of got a bit of structural soreness when she was a young horse. We just couldn't get at her, and when Niki joined the team he rode her a lot. We really got her going and she actually won her first start at big odds, which is unlike the stable. Then she went missing for a little while, then we got her going again and we worked out what her trip is today."

A $180,000 purchase for Will Clarken/Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)/David Jolly from the Edinburgh Park draft at the 2021 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, Boognish is the 12th winner from as many to race for the dual Listed stakes-winner Regrowth and her second stakes winner after Colour, who won the Group III Breeders' Stakes here in 2009.

Regrowth’s daughter Munhro (Lonhro) is the dam of  Group II winner Derryn, and her daughter Maraam is the dam of the promising 2-year-old Arabian Summer (Too Darn Hot).

A half-sister to the dam of Forensics from the family of Snippets and Not A Single Doubt, Regrowth was pensioned in 2020.

Her winning daughter Single Blonde is in the Element Hill Dispersal at the National Broodmare Sale, after being covered by Wootton Bassett (GB) Lot 964.

Boognish is the second stakes-winner for the Snitzel stallion Sooboog, who stands the forthcoming season at Clear Mountain Fairview.

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