ONE FOR YOUR NOTEBOOK
Co. Meath based handler Sheila Lavery has only been training since 2012 nevertheless you would never have guessed that conception the way she bangs in the winners at any given opportunity. Yet in the wider scale of things she is still an underdog to most, yet to me her entries are always warrant a second look; materialistic of their betting odd’s.
Losing her stable star Laya Kaya earlier in the season was a colossal blow for her modest yard however the manner which she sustained her progression throughout this season definitely confirmed her metal to the wider racing community. She really merits all the success she gets – it won’t be to long until the next megastar comes along under her attentive care.
An eye-catching filly from her yard caught my attention at Dundalk on Friday evening past. The daughter of Tagula; Chica Boom Boom stepped up considerably on the basis of her mediocre preceding form-lines in the 5.45 median auction maiden race; run over the yardage of seven furlongs (This was her all-weather debut).
Two-year-old Chica Boom Boom had run three times in the past finishing 15/15/17 she really put them appalling runs behind her when staying on with real purpose from the back of the field; seemingly the penny really dropped to her entering the concluding furlong; she was never nearer winning the race but the ground she made up was notable; finshing 3rd. She looks a real prospect for future races at this Co.Louth venue and replicating that run Friday next time out would see her very hard to beat.
I think if you went through the 5.45pm race on Friday evening with a fine comb there could be numerous next time out winners, either-way my notebook entry is undoubtedly the Shelia Lavery owned and trained Chica Boom Boom. She looks a winner waiting to happen.