Boom four year old Scales of Justice [AUS] burst onto the main stage today with an emphatic win in the $1m Gr. 1 Railway Stakes at Ascot in Perth. Backing up within a week following his impressive win last Saturday in the Gr.3 Peters Stakes, Scales of Justice jumped smartly from the gates for leading Hong Kong jockey Douglas Whyte and allowed to stride, took the lead and following a couple of easy sectionals the big bay never looked back as he poured the pressure on in the straight to win going away by 3 lengths in front of Gr.1 winners Good Project [AUS] in second and Perfect Reflection [AUS] in third.
It has been a marvellous training effort from Lindsey Smith to have Scales of Justice peaking for the big day with the Champion Western Australian trainer notching is 12th Gr.1 winner in the process. Jockey Douglas Whyte was full of praise for the gelding saying, “When I turned for home and pressed the button he had a whole lot of engine there.” Trainer Lindsey Smith said Scales Of Justice would head to the $1m Gr.1 Kingston Town Classic in two weeks, before a possible Gr.1 autumn campaign in Melbourne. “He goes to 1800 metres in the Kingston Town in two weeks and then we’ll give him a break and have a look at the Gr.1 Australian Cup,” Lindsey said. “He’d be well suited at Flemington on the pace over 2000 metres on that flat track.”
Scales of Justice is by Arrowfield Stud’s top sire Not A Single Doubt [AUS] from the Umatilla [AUS] mare Beymatilla [AUS] and was purchased by Boomer at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for $180,000 from Millford Thoroughbreds for successful clients Chris Wells and Bill Andrews. The win took Scales of Justice’s record to 13 starts for 7 wins, 5 seconds and 1 third and $945,250 in prize money.
The win capped a great month for Boomer Bloodstock adding to the victory of another of Boomer’s purchases Obviously [IRE], who won the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint only a few weeks ago in America.