Kinky Boom Has the Spirit

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The Country's leading 2YO Sire and Queensland's leading First Season Sire, Spirit of Boom has done it again.

The Tony McEvoy trained Kinky Book had an impressive win in the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Race. (1200m)

That is now four Listed winners from nine winners since the 2yo season began just four months ago.

Kinky Boom is now second favourite for the Blue Diamond after her strong Caulfield win.

She went from last to win by 1-3/4 lengths over Grand Symphony with Aristocratic Miss a half-length away third.

Kinky Boom went into Saturday's race following an eight-length barrier trial win at Morphettville last Monday.

McEvoy said he wasn't impressed with the way he'd handled the filly's preparation.

He explained Kinky Boom was due to trial at Gawler on January 22 but refused to load into the barriers.

"That panicked us a bit and my son Calvin and John Cornell got to work on her getting her in the gates with an intensive little program," McEvoy said.

"We got her to the Morphettville trials on Monday and she did what she did and that left us no choice but to come over and she proved up to the task."

The first prize of $137,500 gets Kinky Boom into the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on February 24.

"That money gets us to the big dance," McEvoy said.

"Three weeks out it's too hard to pass up when you have a filly of this ability."

Jockey Craig Williams, who won last year's Blue Diamond aboard the Lindsay Park-trained Catchy, said Kinky Boom reminded him of other fillies he rode in the lead-up to last year's race.

"It's still three weeks away but she's got the makings of being a huge contender in the Blue Diamond," Williams said.

"Last year I had the choice of five rides in the Blue Diamond but that (Kinky Boom) was quite special today."