I Boogi sweeps home for historic win
Jul 13, 2017
I Boogi stormed home first-up at Sandown on Wednesday to give Cameron Racing its first winner as the partnership of Russell and Scott Cameron.
The four-year-old son of Iffraaj was first-up since March and started from the outside in the Clanbrooke Racing Handicap over 1200m.
I Boogi was settled towards the rear by Jordan Childs, who waited until into the straight on the Lakeside course before bringing I Boogi out to make his run.
Sweeping home wide out, I Boogi got up to grab Epic Moment close to the line and score by a half-head with another three-quarters of a length to Wall Street Wolf third.
Scott Cameron said the track conditions played a major part in the win.
"We've had him accepted with a few times now but just waited to find the right ground,” Scott said.
“He needs the cut out of it because he jarred up badly at Flemington in his last run of last preparation,”
The lightly raced I Boogi has won three of his 12 starts and placed in another five.
"He's always shown us good ability. He's been a work in progress and it's great to see him reward all the hard work that has gone into him at home. We think he's more of a miler so it was good to see him do that today,” Cameron said.
"To get my first winner in town is a good thrill, especially as it is in partnership with Dad who is such a great trainer.
"I've ridden work since I was 14 and always thought this was the way I was going to go. It’s onwards and upwards from here.”
The stable came close to a metro double with The Thug running a close second in the previous race, the Ladbrokes Up For The Challenge Handicap over 2100m.
“He tries hard and got a great ride from Luke Nolen so we are not unhappy with that.” Scott said.