Deamer con­fi­dent his un­beaten Bon can match it in town

The Sportsman Weekend - - News - BRAD GRAY

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.”

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