Deamer confident his unbeaten Bon can match it in town
IN whatever language you speak, Bon Amis is very good.
The first-up victory of the unbeaten sprinter had to be seen to be believed and on back of that win, Newcastle-based trainer Jason Deamer will line Bon Amis up at Rosehill tomorrow.
The four-year-old son of Hoffa was purchased for just $4000 and since being under the care of Deamer for the past 12 months, Bon Amis has flourished.
“The main owners Gary Sheppard and Tom Bremner have had horses with me before but at the time their next horse was only a yearling so they wanted a horse to race in between.
“They couldn’t wait so they went looking and found this bloke on the internet quite cheap and rest is history,” Deamer explained.
“He had been broken in but was unraced.”
Bon Amis has won $39,030 already in prizemoney and another $53,375 will jump in if he can make it four from four.
The aptly named gelding, with Bon Amis being French for ‘good friends’, will be cheered home by his legion of excited owners at the track on Saturday.
Bon Amis was an unassuming type when he entered Deamer’s stable with the former jockey now eager to find out where Bon Amis’ ceiling is given the amount of improvement he has shown from preparation to preparation.
“We don’t know how far we’ll get with him but we’ll learn a bit more on Saturday. He is not a mad jump and run horse and although this is his first go over 1100m, he gives the impressive he’ll handle it with ease,” he said.
“I never had that big of an opinion of him. He just goes about his work and has gradually improved with every run.
“We didn’t really plan such a quick jump to Sydney on a Saturday but the handicappers pushed us that way.
“It does look a nice race for him though.”
Now, back to that devastating fresh win at Newcastle where Bon Amis put near five lengths on talented filly Envy Of All in the blink of an eye and did so with Rory Hutchings easing up.
Bon Amis trouncing his rivals at Newcastle over 900m
“I thought he’d win but I didn’t think he’d cruise past them and win untouched by that kind of margin,” admitted Deamer.
“He looked to be travelling very easily and when he got onto the back of Envy Of All, Rory still hadn’t moved, so had her covered and she was the only danger. Rory rapt in run and how good he felt.
“Anyone that saw him on the day would have noticed that he was still hairy and not quite right in the coat. On Saturday he’ll have a bit of hair on him but you’ll see much better looking horse.”