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The Spirit Of Boom filly Keshi Boom quelled any fears she might not run out a strong 1600m when she motored home in the Group III Lexus of Perth – WA Champion Fillies Stakes at Ascot on Saturday and take her record to a perfect four for four. A fifth winner of the race for Willie Pike, the Grant and Alana Williams-trained filly swept down the middle of the track to defeat the Awesome Rock filly Miss Rockjoy by one and a half lengths with the well-supported Divine Prophet filly Generosity a length back in third.

Coming off a win in the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes, Keshi Boom has banked $267,150 from her four wins. “She is among the first we’ve had since rebuilding the stable and it just blows us away,” Grant Williams said. There is emotion in our wins now, whereas before it was just business, we were a bit numb to it. “To see how much this means to them, as it does to us, who do it 24/7, it’s incredible to see how happy a horse can make to so many people. “We will seriously think about the Guineas next week. We will have a chat to Willie. Alana is keen to go to 1800m, but I would favour giving her a week at the beach and go for the Guineas.”

Bred by Eureka Thoroughbreds, Peter Mahony, Brian Mahony, and Rex Lipp, Keshi Boom was a $120,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale purchase for Williams Racing from the Eureka Stud draft. The 3-year-old Spirit Of Boom filly is a three-quarter sister to Group II winner Prince of Boom and stakes-winner Simply Fly, being the best of three winners from as many to race for Pearls for Me, a winning half-sister by Red Dazzler to Group II winner Express Air.