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Hastings Jumpouts 12 Nov 2019

HASTINGS JUMPOUTS

(By John Jenkins)

   The well-bred Galileo Express was one of the most impressive winners at today’s Hastings jumpouts, recording a quick time in one of the 750-metre heats.

   The jumpouts were held well out from the running rail on the course proper, where the ground was dead after steady rain overnight.

   Galileo Express took out the second of the 750m heats, winning by a long neck in the hands of former jockey Kate Hercock. The winning time of 46.4s was the quickest of the four heats at the distance.

   Galileo Express is trained by John Bary for long time stable client Ivan Grieve and is by Shamexpress out of a Galileo mare.

   Other good winners at the jumpouts were the former northern-trained Trueman, who is now prepared by Paul Nelson ad Corrina McDougal, and the Richard McKenzie owned and trained Chalk.

 

Results.-

 

Heat 1, 750m: Niagara-All In Grace 3yr-old gelding (H Durrant) 1, Darci Brahma-Wind Of Savannah 2yr-old gelding 2, Ferlax 3yr-old filly 3. Four starters. Margins: Neck, 2-3/4 lengths. Time: 53s. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.

Heat 2, 750m: Galileo Express (K Hercock) 1, Savabeel 3yr-old gelding 2, Belfast Babe 3. Four starters. Margins: Long neck, 2 lengths. Time: 46.4s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.

Heat 3, 750m: Power 2yr-old filly (M Stowe) 1, Niagara 3yr-old filly 2, Zed 4yr-old mare 3. Four starters. Margins: Nose, 3 lengths. Time: 47.9s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.

Heat 4, 750m: Lou Lou (Sammy) 1, Matta Cain 2, Eleventhour 3. Four starters. Margins: Long head, 3 lengths. Time: 47.3s. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.

Heat 5, 1000m: Tequila (Sammy) 1, Rebamine 2, Nedwin 3. Four starters. Margins: Long neck, 1-3/4 lengths. Time: 1:05.5. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.

Heat 6, 1000m: Trueman (J Bassett) 1, Iffraaj-Erbe 3yr-old gelding 2, Ohms 3. Four starters. Margins: Neck, 1 length. Time: 1:04.3. Winner trained by Paul Nelson & Corrina McDougal, Hastings.

Heat 7, 1000m: Chalk (J Bassett) 1, Sheer Elegance 2, Red Sunday 3. Five starters. Margins: Long neck, 1/2 length. Time: 1:02.9. Winner trained by Richard McKenzie, Hastings.

Hawkes Bay Racing Column 8 Nov 2019

Hastings partners now eyeing feature races

(By John Jenkins)

   The Hastings training partnership of Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen are on weather watch as they plan feature assignments for two of their stable stars over the next month.

   The stable has Riva Capri and Can I Get An Amen nominated for the Group 1 $300,000 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton tomorrow week and are also looking to tackle the Listed $50,00 Wanganui Cup (2040m) on November 30 with Atlanta Peach, who scored an impressive win at Awapuni last Saturday.

   Riva Capri has been ticking over in training since her good last start fourth in the Group 2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m) at Hastings on October 5 and is booked to travel south next Wednesday while Can I Get An Amen is already in the South Island and finished second in a 1400m maiden race at Motukarara last Sunday.

   “At this stage both fillies are heading for the Guineas if the track is not too firm,” co-trainer Guy Lowry said this week.

   “Riva Capri hasn’t raced for a while but has done well and has raced well when fresh in the past while Can I Get An Amen is still a maiden and, if she doesn’t make the guineas field, there is a $30,000 maiden race at Riccarton for her.”

   Riva Capri has had four starts for a win, a second and a fourth, with her victory coming in the Listed O’Learys Fillies Stakes (1200m) on a heavy track at Wanganui.

   Lowry says the filly really needs some easing in track conditions to show her best and is hoping there is some rain in Christchurch next week.

   Atlanta Peach has also shown her best form on rain affected tracks, with her five wins being on either dead., slow or heavy ground.

   “We are looking at running her in the Wanganui Cup at the end of the month, providing the track is not too firm,” Lowry said.

   Atlanta Peach produced an outstanding performance to win a $30,000 Rating 82 race over 1600m at Awapuni last Saturday. The mare was last on settling and still a long way from the leaders approaching the home turn.

   Rider Ryan Elliot decided to ride her for luck, picking a path through the field but still keeping her under a hold. He managed to get a late split between horses inside the last 50 metres and Atlanta Peach dived through to get up and win by a head in a close four-way finish.

   “That is the way she has to be ridden,” Lowry said.

   “You have to ride her quiet and have that last crack at them. She’s got a really good sprint if you can hold her up for one last run.”

  Atlanta Peach was recording her fifth win from only 14 starts and her success last weekend followed a creditable eighth in the Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings on October 5.

   The Bullbars mare is owned by Cambridge-based Tony Rider and raced by him in partnership with staff from his Pak N Save supermarket.

  

Atlanta Peach sticks her head out on the line to snatch victory in a Rating 82 race over 1600m at Awapuni last Saturday. The Hastings-trained mare is now being aimed at the Wanganui Cup (2040m) at the end of this month.

 

HB owner celebrates again

   Taradale racehorse owner Ken Robson has enjoyed good success with Secret Squirrel from the New Plymouth stable of Bryce Revell and now looks to have another promising galloper in Ekstrememiss.

   The big Cape Blanco mare broke through for her maiden victory over 2000m on her home track last Friday and looks a good stayer in the making.

   Ekstrememiss was having her 13th start, with her best previous placings being two fourths and three fifths.

   Revell decided to step her up in distance last Friday and also added a tongue-tie to her gear and it seemed to have the desired effect. Rider Shaun McKay settled the mare back midfield in the early running before asking her to improve entering the last 600m.

   The mare was under a hard ride coming to the home bend but once McKay angled her to the outside she started to hit top gear, stretching out impressively in the final stages to win by three-quarters of a length.

   “Bryce has always thought a lot of her but she has just taken time,” Robson said this week.

   “At her last start, over 1600 at Woodville, her rider Chris Johnson said she lost her way at the 800 and the track was really too heavy for her. He also said that she would be better suited by 2000 metres.”

   Revell bought Ekstrememiss for $15,000 at the 2017 Karaka yearling sales and then set about syndicating the horse out, with Robson taking up a 10 per cent share.

   Revell was very familiar with the horse’s pedigree as he had trained her dam Ekstreme to win seven races, including the Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham.

   “Ekstreme was a really good mare who won more than $400,000 in stakemoney and Bryce always said he would like to race one out of her,” Robson added.

   Ekstrememiss is likely to have her next start in a $22,500 Rating 65 race over 2100m at Awapuni next Thursday.

Extrememiss pictured on her way to winning a 2000m maiden race on her home track at New Plymouth last Friday. The Cape Blanco mare looks a promising stayer in the making.

 

Melody Belle rings true again

   Glamour New Zealand mare Melody Belle, part-owned by Waipukurau couple Trevor and Debbie Walters, will be looking to extend her Group 1 winning record to 11 when she lines up in tomorrow’s $A2million MacKinnon Stakes (2000m) in Melbourne.

   The reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year recorded her first Australian success at the elite level when taking out last Saturday’s Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington and returns to the same venue for tomorrow’s weight-for-age feature.

   “She broke the pattern of the day,” trainer Jamie Richards said, reflecting on the mare’s outstanding win. “She came from off the speed and quickened well.”

   It was one of the biggest moments in Richards’ fledgling career and he hopes that Group One feeling will return tomorrow.

   “It was a big thrill on Saturday,” he said. “Gingernuts won the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas in Australia when I was training with Steve (Autridge), but to go to Melbourne in the spring, on arguably the biggest day of the year, was very exciting and I was very pleased that she could put it all together.”

   The Empire Rose victory gave Richards, Te Akau principal David Ellis and Fortuna Syndications manager John Galvin, the confidence to press on to the Mackinnon rather than the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) on Saturday.

   “There’s a big difference in the prizemoney,” he said. “It’s very hard to fault her form and we think she deserves an opportunity to have a go at the best of them.”

   Melody Belle will be shooting for her fifth win in a row in the 2000m feature but will need to overcome barrier 15 in the 16 horse field.

   It is not the first time Richards has been met with such a hurdle this spring. Te Akau Shark was dealt the outside barrier in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), but a gun ride by leading New Zealand hoop Opie Bosson resulted in a game third-placing. 

   “We are going to need a little bit of luck with the way the barriers have come out, but hopefully there is good tempo in the race and we can get back a little bit, where hopefully she can finish off as strongly as she did last Saturday,” Richards said.

   He has been happy with the way Melody Belle has pulled up after Saturday’s assignment. 

   “She has done well, we have been pleased with her,” Richards said. “She has eaten reasonably well.” 

   Melody Belle is unbeaten over 2000m, winning both the Group 1 Bonecrusher Stakes at Ellerslie and the Group 1 Livamol Stakes at Hastings this year and Richards is hoping to keep that record intact on Saturday.

   “In the Livamol, she probably didn’t beat much that day, but at Ellerslie in the autumn when she beat Danzdanzdance on a heavy track in the Bonecrusher certainly suggested that she has got a bit of stamina and she can handle the trip. The 2000m doesn’t look to worry her.”

   With Melody Belle now having proven herself at the elite level in Australia, the $57,500 Karaka yearling sale purchase by David Ellis is set to return to Australian shores next year in a bid to chase more Group 1 spoils.

   “She will be in the spelling paddock on Monday and she will be coming back to New Zealand for a break,” Richards said. “Hopefully we can crank her up in the autumn and get her back over to Australia.”

   "She's a fabulous horse and she's been so good for my career," Richards added. 

   "We're proud Kiwis and we're glad to be over here representing the country.”

   Waipukurau couple Trevor and Debbie Walters own a 10 per cent share in Melody Belle and have rarely missed being on course to witness her 25 starts, which have reaped 15 wins and three thirds. They were among a large group of Kiwis rejoicing at Flemington racecourse last Saturday and will again be there tomorrow to cheer home their pride and joy.

   Top New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson rode the perfect race to get Melody Belle home first last Saturday and will again be aboard the mare tomorrow, a horse that he now rates as one of the best he has ridden.

   "To do it on both sides of the Tasman and win ten Group Ones, not many can do that," Bosson said. 

  : Melody Belle and jockey Opie Bosson are comfortable winners of last Saturday’s Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington The Commands mare will be shooting for her 11th Group 1 victory in tomorrow’s MacKinnon Stakes (2000m).

HASTINGS TRACKWORK 5 Nov 2019

HASTINGS TRACKWORK

(By John Jenkins)

 

   Riva Capri, still on target for the Group 1 $300,000 New Zealand 1000 Guineas on November 16, was given a quiet workout at this morning’s Hastings track session.

   Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided good footing.

   Riva Capri worked with stablemate So Gold and they were kept to just three-quarter pace over 1000m, coming home the last 600 in 44.2.

   Riva Capri has not raced since finishing fourth in the Group 2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m) at Hastings on October 5 but co-trainer Guy Lowry said it is still all systems go for the Riccarton feature with the horse, providing the track down there does not become too firm.

   “She is a filly that needs some easing in the track but the plan at this stage is for her to go down,” Lowry said.

   He added that another three-year-old filly from the stable, Can I Get An Amen, is also being considered for the New Zealand 1000 Guineas following her game second in a 1400m maiden race at Motukarara on Sunday.

   “Being a maiden she might not get into the Guineas but if she doesn’t, there is a $30,000 maiden race at Riccarton that she can line up in,” Lowry said.

   Overstayer recorded one of the best gallops at this morning’s trackwork session. He gave stablemate War Of Words a five length head start when they left the 1200m peg and was in front at the finish. War Of Words was clocked to run the 1200m in 1:20, the last 600 in 37 so Overstayer’s last 600 must have been at least a second faster.

   Raucous was another who turned in a good time when he ran a solo 1000m in 1:05, the last 600 in a quick 36.8. He is a big six-year-old by Nom de Jeu in the Kate Hercock stable who had to overcome a slow track when sixth over 1600m at Tauherenikau last start.

   Alpine Charm and Red Sunday worked together over 1000m in 1:09.7, the last 600 in 38.6 while Rippin ran a solo 1000m in 1:05.4, the last 600 in 37.5. Alpine Charm is a three-year-old half-sister to Adventador, by in-form sire Ocean Park.

   Miss Tui worked with Matt Kain over 1000m in 1:09.6, the last 600 in 39.3 while a Niagara three-year-old filly from the Lowry/Cullen stable clocked 38.5 for a 600-metre gallop.

   Rekohu Diva and Miley worked together over 1000m in 1:05.3, the last 600 in 36.9 while San Riba and a Niagara three-year-old ran 1000m in 1:14.7, the last 600 in 40.

   Real Beach worked in from the 800m peg at three-quarter pace, quickening slightly over the last 600 in 41.7. She looks to have done very well during a winter spell.

   An Iffraaj-Erbe three-year-old gelding in the Lowry/Cullen stable was not hurried when running a solo 800m in 55.8, the last 600 in 40.6 while a Savabeel-Simply You three-year-old gelding and a Ferlax three-year-old filly from the same stable clocked 40.1 for the last 600m of their work.

   Star Elipse and a Charm Spirit three-year-old filly from the Lowry/Cullen stable were timed to run 1000m in 1:10.2 while Belfast Babe and a Niagara full-sister to Allacciato were timed to run 800m in 55.5, the last 600 in 40.4.

   All In Grace and a Darci Brahma two-year-old gelding clocked 43.6 for their first serious run along.

Hawkes Bay Racing Column 1 Nov 2019

Plenty of HB interest in Riccarton features

(By John Jenkins)

   Hawke’s Bay looks likely to be well represented in the two three-year-old features at this month’s New Zealand Cup meeting at Riccarton.

   The John Bary-trained Callsign Mav is currently equal third favourite at $10 on the fixed-odds market for the Group 1 $500,000 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) on the first day of the three day carnival, on November 9, while the Hawke’s Bay bred and part-owned Chuck A Luck ($41.00) is also a likely starter in the race.

   Meanwhile the Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen trained Riva Capri is being prepared for the Group 1 $300,000 Gavelhouse New Zealand 1000 Guineas a week later and is currently rated a $26.00 chance for that 1600m event while she could be joined by stablemate Can I Get An Amen, who is presently a $101 outsider.

   Callsign Mav is a lightly raced three-year-old gelding by Atlante and has recorded two wins and a second from only four starts. He won on debut over 800m at Hastings in July before another victory over 1400m at Hastings on September 21 and his last start second was behind Catalyst in the Group 2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m) on October 5.

   Callsign Mav, who is owned by Bary in partnership with a group of Australians, is on the third line of betting along with last Sunday’s impressive Te Rapa winner Harlech. Catalyst, winner of his last four starts, is the raging hot favourite at $1.15 with last Saturday’s Riccarton winner Sherwood Forest now second favourite at $8.00.

   Chuck A Luck, who finished second behind Sherwood Forest in last Saturday’s Group 3 War Decree Stakes (1600m), was bred by the Hawke’s Bay-based group of Ali Baldwin, Paul Beachen and Chris and Rae Walker along with Queensland couple Keith and Aine Rice.

   They sold the horse for $25,000 at the 2018 Karaka yearling sales but are now part of the Chuck A Luck Syndicate that races him from the Riccarton stable of Michael and Matthew Pitman. Other Hawke’s Bay members are Phil King, David Giblin, Bruce Hooper-Smith and Cliff and Julia Paul.

   Chuck A Luck has now had seven starts for a win, two seconds and a third and has never finished further back than fifth.

   He is three-year-old gelding by Niagara and the third foal produced by the Catbird mare Boomchuckalucka. The first foal was Charlie Zulu, by Zed, who was a maiden winner over 1200m at Waipukurau in March for the Hastings training partnership of Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen and has now been transferred to the South Island stable of John Blackadder.

   The second foal is Thunder Bay, a four-year-old full-sister to Chuck A Luck who was a winner over 1400m at Ashburton earlier this year and finished second in the Listed Welcome Stakes (1000m) at Riccarton as a two-year-old. She could also be racing over the New Zealand Cup carnival.

   Boomchuckaluka died last year but the syndicate now has a Contributer yearling filly out of the mare coming on.

   Riva Capri is a daughter of Atlante who has had four starts for a win, a second and a fourth. She has not raced since finishing fourth in the Group 2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m) on October 5 but has been kept right up to the mark in trackwork and finished a close third in a 1200m jumpout at Woodville last Friday.

   Riva Capri had not raced for seven weeks when she took out the Listed O’Learys Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui on September 7 and then had no luck in the running when unplaced in the Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings on September 21. She then took on the colts and geldings in the Hawke’s Bay Guineas and was not disgraced when finishing behind Catalyst, Callsign Mav and Aotea Lad.

   Co-trainer Guy Lowry said this week the filly, who is raced by prominent Wellington owner Lib Patenga, has trained on very well and has benefited a lot from last Friday’s jumpout.

   “The track at Woodville was a heavy-11 and, although she wasn’t pressured, it was like a race for her in that sort of ground,” he said.

   “She can always have a gallop between races at the Hawke’s Bay meeting on Sunday week if we think she needs another strong hit out.”

   Can I Get An Amen is a three-year-old filly by Hallowed Crown out of the stakes winning mare Brianna and has had one start for a close second in a 1000m maiden at Tauherenikau on October 10.

   The filly is already in the South Island and will line up in a 1400m maiden race at Motukarara on Sunday, where she has drawn wide at barrier 15 and will be ridden by Michael McNab.

   “If she wins that race on Sunday then she will run in the Thousand Guineas,” Lowry added.

Chuck A Luck (inside) finishing second behind Sherwood Forest in last Saturday’s War Decree Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton. The Niagara gelding is now expected to line up in the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas at Riccarton on November 9.

 

Vale Sheryl McGlade  

   The death last Friday of former Hawke’s Bay-based Sheryl McGlade saw the passing of a highly accomplished horsewoman and one of jumps racing’s strongest advocates.

   McGlade died in Waikato Hospital after battling deteriorating health for a few months. She was well-known and respected, not only in racing circles, but also the equestrian front, in which she first made her indelible mark with horses.

   On the racing front, she first became prominent when public training from Tauherenikau under the surname of Douglas with her biggest highlight coming in the 1996-97 season when she produced Just Jojo to win the Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton and Clem to take the Great Northern Hurdles at Ellerslie.

   She part-owned Just Jojo, a daughter of Starjo, and she became the only mare to win the Grand National Steeplechase in the last 80 years, while Clem, whom she co-bred and part-owned, also included the 1998 Eric Riddiford Steeplechase at Trentham among his nine wins and was runner-up in the 1998 Grand National Steeplechase and Pakuranga Hunt Cup.

   McGlade shifted to Cambridge in 1999 and married trainer Roger McGlade and the pair enjoyed several highlights with Clem’s brother, Bart, who won the 2005 McGregor Grant Steeplechase and Pakuranga Hunt Cup and was third in the 2005 Great Northern Steeplechase.

   The McGlades also celebrated consecutive Group 1 Avondale Cup wins with Regal Krona and in the 2002-03 season they recorded 15 wins, her biggest seasonal tally as a trainer.

   McGlade also got special pleasure from breeding, racing and co-training Karlos

   Winner of the 2011 Waikato Hurdles, Karlos was runner-up to Hypnotize in the 2010 Great Northern Steeplechase and the following season he was second in the Koral Steeplechase and third in Grand National Steeplechase.

   Karlos went on to become the last winner trained by McGlade when he won the 2013 Koral Steeplechase. He backed up at Riccarton to finish second in the Grand National Steeplechase and in his final race, two starts later, he was third in the Great Northern Steeplechase.

   McGlade’s last runner as a trainer was Moni Nui in 2016.

    Being hospitalised prevented her from being at Te Aroha last month for one of her favourite race days, National Jumps Day, though she later watched the races on the Ipad.

   Since being granted a trainers’ license in 1988-89, McGlade won 153 races, including 10 black-type events, and came so close to a very special milestone.

   “She trained 99 wins over fences and it’s just a shame she didn’t get the 100,” her husband Roger said.

    The love of jumps racing began during her childhood days when McGlade (nee Trumper) grew up in Hastings.

   She did the pony club scene on borrowed mounts and later excelled at showjumping, making two New Zealand teams to compete in Australia. She was also in the training squad preparing for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, but eventually New Zealand was not represented in equestrian.

   Successful at the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show and other major shows, she later ran the National Equestrian Centre in Taupo and was assistant instructor for the New Zealand Horse Society before spending a year at Isola in South Auckland.

Top horsewoman Sheryl McGlade was highly accomplished in both thoroughbred and equestrian circles.

 

Bosson contemplates Aussie move

   The plaudits Opie Bosson earned for his ride on Te Akau Shark at Moonee Valley last Saturday has the champion New Zealand jockey seriously considering a winter stint riding in Australia.

   Last season’s New Zealand Jockey of the Year, Bosson guided Te Akau Shark to finish third in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m).

   “The plan was to go back from the wide draw and, to be fair, I was hoping to get on the back of something to be able to go wider across the top,” Bosson said. 

   “I’d walked the track the day before with Brent Thomson (former champion jockey) and he said you can’t be wide going into the first two bends and expect to win a Cox Plate. You have to get in behind something. He also said to try and get out and going before the turn.

   “He (Te Akau Shark) hit a flat spot across the top when we were right behind the Japanese mare (the winner Lys Gracieux) and he took another 50 metres to get going again. At that stage Ben Melham (on 11th placed Homesman) was on my outside and wasn’t about to let me out.

   “They all peeled four and five wide and off the fence and that’s when I decided to stick to the rails. If I had have tried to go out wider we’d probably have ended up where Kings Will Dream did (sixth).

   “I just wish he’d drawn a good barrier. We’d have been able to be three or four lengths closer in the running.”

   Bosson was full of praise for Te Akau Shark and can’t wait to be back riding him with the likely target now being the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney during autumn.

   Bosson has always made the most of his hit-and-run raids on Australian carnivals, right back to landing his first Australian Group One win aboard Grand Archway in the 1998 Group 1 VRC Oaks at Flemington as an 18-year-old.

   Since then he has ridden a further four Group One winners in Australia, Mongolian Khan in the 2015 ATC Derby (2400m) and Caulfield Cup (2400m), Turn Me Loose in the 2016 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Gingernuts in the 2017 Rosehill Guineas (2000m). 

   He has won a host of other black-type Australian features and most times he has ventured across the Tasman he has been approached by Australian trainers to shift from New Zealand to try his luck there.

   “It first happened when I won on Grand Archway, but I was too young and too immature then. I was better off coming back to New Zealand,” Bosson said. 

   “Since then I’ve had offers from quite a few trainers to shift over there, but the timing hasn’t been right. Besides I love my lifestyle in New Zealand. That’s the main reason I’ve stayed here.

   “Now it’s something I would really look at, with the way New Zealand racing is going, maybe for a few months during winter. 

    “I’m contracted to Te Akau Racing (Stables) and that comes first, but it’s a quieter time for them in the winter months. I’d look at staying on in Sydney after the autumn carnival if that works out and Dave (Ellis, Te Akau Principal) is happy with it.

    “I’m determined to get out of here next winter and do something. Winter is so depressing and it’s hard to keep my weight down. There’s nothing to look forward to over here in winter.”

   Bosson has always had a constant battle with his weight.

   “I have to sweat hard to ride 56kgs,” he said. “It’s always a worry, but Emily (wife) makes sure we eat healthy and that helps.”

   At 39, Bosson realises he doesn’t have many more years in the saddle.

“Ideally I’ve got another six years riding, but that depends on my body,” he said. 

Opie Bosson could spend next winter based in Australia.

 

 

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