Racing’s man-of-the-moment Glen Boss has tipped boom colt Farnan is poised for redemption and could win the stallion-making Group I Coolmore Stud Stakes by “three or four lengths.”
“Farnan is a star, I promise you,” Boss told Racenet.
“It is as simple as this – I will ride him like the best horse in the race because he is the best horse in the race.
“If he turns up he will win by three or four lengths, he is that good.
“He will win and win easy and then he will redeem himself and then all of a sudden he’s that valuable colt that everyone knew he was.”
It’s a big statement from the Cox Plate winning jockey but his crystal ball has been working in perfect order lately.
Glen Boss after winning last Saturday’s Cox Plate on Sir Dragonet. Picture: SDP MEDIASource:Supplied
Cometh the hour, cometh the man and Boss has the job of resurrecting the spring of the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Golden Slipper winner.
Farnan was rated as the best of his generation but the mantle has slipped during his turbulent and at times controversial spring campaign.
He hasn’t raced finishing fifth as the hot favourite in the Group 2 Run To The Rose at Rosehill when Hugh Bowman led them a merry dance in front, only for the colt to weaken and for Bowman to cop a suspension which was later overturned.
Farnan then had a series of setbacks which saw him miss the Roman Consul Stakes and lose his slot in The Everest.
Farnan enjoying the beach. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Christian GillesSource:News Corp Australia
Boss, who takes from Bowman as Farnan’s rider, had the benefit of being on the colt’s back when bolting in to win a Gosford trial.
He is glad the trainers and Aquis pulled the pin on The Everest to target him at the Coolmore where he is the $5 second favourite to win and recapture his Golden Slipper winning brilliance at Flemington on Saturday.
“I’m glad they didn’t go towards The Everest, I rode him in a trial before the Everest and I can tell you he would have run very well in an Everest,” Boss said.
“But it would have been the end of his campaign.
“I’m glad they have gone down this road.”
Glen Boss looks on during a trackwork session. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images
Boss has somewhat less confidence about his winning prospects in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes in which he rides Wendy Roche’s quirky, pizza-loving Doncaster winner Nettoyer.
Nettoyer will be backing up from finishing ninth behind Boss’s Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet.
“I haven’t got as much confidence in her as she has never backed up well in her life,” Boss said.
“She is a quirky horse but I do get on quite well with her.
“She has a little play and a little dummy spit but you just go ‘OK, are you finished now”, and you just go with her.
“If you try to stand over her she lays down and has a tantrum.”
Boss will link with Peter and Paul Snowden three-year-old colt King’s Legacy who will carry 51kg in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes.
He has urged punters to forget the colt’s run in the Caulfield Guineas – when finishing ninth and beaten almost six lengths behind Ole Kirk.
“He’s a good horse. You just have to forget his last run as he never seemed to travel down the hill at Caulfield,” Boss said.
“Hugh (Bowman) said he lost the bit coming down the hill and never got on it again.
“Hopefully it’s just that Caulfield effect and he can redeem himself on the bigger track over a mile and he is drawn well and got no weight.”
Sir Dragonet ridden by Glen Boss wins the Cox Plate. Pic: Racing Photos via Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
Originally published asBossy declares it: Colt can win Coolmore by “three or four lengths”
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