A lightly raced home-track four-year-old can take his winning strike-rate to an impressive 50 per cent in the final race at Thursday’s competitive feature Newcastle meeting.
Bombasay, a gelded son of Rothesay out of Last Tycoon mare Bomba and trained by Kris Lees, lines up for only his eighth start in a wide-open BM 70 over 1200m to close the meeting.
And few runners have shown such rapid progress, having won three of his first five in all types of going before twice tackling Provincial Championship qualifying company last month, both times finishing well late behind Asharani, who ran a record, and then Animate.
Despite rising in weight, Bombasay looks well placed to make it four from eight in those familiar orange and black Maltese cross colours, although there are a stack of worthy rivals. They are headed by smart front-running Scone mare Hardspot, Muswellbrook mare Trophies Galore and Warwick Farm four-year-old Maroch, who looks well capable if he gets a run.