2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic Race Details

Race 5 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday 14th May 2022.

The 2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic (also known as the Champagne Classic) over 1200 metres is being held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse this year as heavy rain has made Doomben unsafe. It is a Group 2 race run under set weight conditions for the two year olds. The total prize money is $250,000.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Champagne Classic page.

How to pick a winner

2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic Preview

Track: Heavy Weather: Rain

A very even field where Ringmaster sparks plenty of interest off an excellent debut chasing a runaway leader. Capital Tower is unbeaten thus far and looks to keep that record in tact launching from an ideal draw. Sandpaper represents Godolphin and will be hitting the line hard while Exo Lady is on 4 career wins from 5 starts and will look to be adding to the record. Good speed in the race is expected.

Spirit Of Boom Classic Runner by Runner

1. Mishani Warfare (2)

Can’t have.

2. Brereton (21)

Barrier 21 is never easy on this track but Brereton certainly has the talent and the right form. If Jamie Kah can weave some magic he is a major player here but the draw is a big concern.

3. Capital Tower (5)

Unbeaten thus far and really deserves its spot in a race of this depth. Maps kindly from the draw and can measure up to this lot. Hard to beat here.

4. Mishani Spartan (16)

Barrier 16 does make things tricky but a solid tempo upfront will give Mishani Spartan its chance to be running on strongly. Sound chance.

5. Heroic Son (15)

Hasn’t been racing well enough to consider.

6. Thelwell (8)

Won fresh in the wet so connections look to have this as a target race. The $31.00 on offer does look kind and it can give a sight here.

7. Jemeldi (3)

Showed plenty of promise early days and was a shade disappointing last run. Can bounce back from barrier 3 but the concern is that it potentially didn’t handle the track last run and sees the same one in this race.

8. Sandpaper (17)

Query on the wet but can figure if the track dries up. Has the right form but barrier 17 won’t be easy. Each way chance and has an abundance of talent.

9. Swiss Exile (6)

Has been showing plenty of promise and the stable are in fine form. No jockey engaged at this stage but is in with a shout.

10. Slipper Island (11)

Excellent last start win and can measure up in this. The $23.00 does look considerable overs.

11. Dimaggio Joe (20)

Keep an eye on the market. NZ raider that can measure up here, albeit barrier 20 makes things tricky.

12. Count Da Beans (13)

Comes across from NSW and that is the right kind of form for this race. Certainly in with a chance in this field.

13. Exo Lady (9)

Is now 4 wins from 5 career starts and building a super impressive record. major player against these.

14. Tyresa (7)

Flopped as a favourite last start but seems priced more on that than its ability. Can certainly bounce back and win this at a price.

15. Minks Star (4)

Good enough last run to figure here and maps kindly. Certainly a chance.

16. Menari Magic (1)

Can’t have.

17 . Beau Witness (19)

Can’t have.

18. Political Debate (10)

Scratched wednesday and saved for this. Pike creates interest with the booking, handled heavy conditions on debut and brings the right form. Major player.

19. Ringmaster (12)

Very good chance and the debut was an excellent effort when given quite a task in running. Considerably over the odds and is the one to beat in this.

20. Economics (18)

Not hopeless but a market watch is recommended.

21.Ring Of Steel (14)

Can’t have.

Spirit Of Boom Classic Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
19 Ringmaster 3 Capital Tower
3 Capital Tower 13 Exo Lady
9 Swiss Exile 12 Count Da Beans
12 Count Da Beans 18 Political Debate

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2022 (Scone 1600m) – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2022 (Eagle Farm 2143m)

Group 3 BRC Chairman’s Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 2143m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2022 (Eagle Farm 1200m)

Listed Members’ Handicap 2022 (Eagle Farm 1600m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2022 (Belmont 1200m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2022 (Flemington 2800m)

Group 1 South Australian Derby 2022 (Morphettville 2500m)

Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2022 (Morphettville 1400m)

Listed Adelaide Guineas 2022 (Morphettville 1600m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2022 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2022 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2022 (Scone 1100m)

Spirit Of Boom Classic Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Swiss Exile
2nd 13 Exo Lady 0.5 length
= 3rd 6 Thelwell 2.75 lengths
= 3rd 18e Political Debate 2.75 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

Scratchings: 2. Brereton, 14. Tyresa, 19e Ringmaster, 20e. Economics, 21e. Ring Of Steel.