Group one win tops a great week for Bos­son

Franklin County News - - SPORT - MICHELLE SABA

He had the plum ride on the lightly raced Sav­abeel colt, and guided him to an easy vic­tory.

A group one win in the pres­ti­gious 2000 Guineas on Em­bel­lish topped off a great weak for Opie Bos­son.

The lo­cally based rider who is con­tracted to Te Akau Rac­ing Sta­bles, had the plum ride on the lightly raced Sav­abeel colt, and guided him to an easy vic­tory in the clas­sic event for three-year-olds.

Out of the O’Reilly mare Bling, Em­bel­lish was a $775,000 pur­chase by David Ellis at the 2016 Na­tional Year­ling sales, and is raced by the Te Akau 2016 Breed­ing Syn­di­cate.

It was a bit­ter sweet win though as Bos­son was handed down a 10-day sus­pen­sion for caus­ing in­ter­fer­ence in the early stages of the race.

On Mel­bourne Cup day ear­lier in the week, again wear­ing the tan­ger­ine and blue colours of Te Akau, Bos­son won the 2000 me­tre weight-for-age Gr.3 OMF Stakes on Chance To Dance, at Eller­slie.

This horse was a pre­vi­ous win­ner of the Haunui Farm Karaka Clas­sic at Coun­ties in Septem­ber, and gave Bos­son his sec­ond win­ner for the day.

He was also suc­cess­ful on Iago in a maiden 1400 event for three-year-olds.

An­other by the Waikato Stud-based cham­pion sire Sav­abeel, Iago is raced by his Ka­iaua-based breed­ers El­iz­a­beth and David Olson. Trained by Graeme and Debbie Robin­son he looks like a young­ster go­ing places.

By­er­ley Park trainer Steven Cole also trained a win­ner at Eller­slie on Mel­bourne Cup Day in Cre­ative Ge­nius, who he races in part­ner­ship with his fa­ther David. It was win num­ber three for the four-year-old geld­ing.

Alysha Col­lett main­tains her place at the top of the jockey’s pre­mier­ship with 30 wins two ahead of her cousin Sa­man­tha. In the past week Col­lett col­lected three wins in­clud­ing a black type win on Aspen Lass in the listed Red­wood Metropoli­tan Tro­phy at Ric­car­ton. Aspen Lass is trained by Terri Rae at Ric­car­ton who Col­lett rides for on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

Col­lett’s two other win­ners were at the Otaki meet­ing on Thurs­day where she rode a dou­ble for Fraser Auret, win­ning on Match­breaker and Ger­ar­da­sun.

With Col­lett in the South Is­land on Satur­day, her fa­ther Richard had to call upon Trudy Thorn­ton to ride his smart lit­tle mare Un­tamed Di­a­mond who was a de­ci­sive win­ner in the listed Legacy Lodge Stakes at Te Rapa.

The gutsy lit­tle Snitzel mare who raced suc­cess­fully in Syd­ney dur­ing the au­tumn was record­ing her sev­enth win for her large group of own­ers in­clud­ing Col­lett and Arthur Avis, Wayne Bryson, Gra­ham Burke, Martin Con­lon, Raewyn Cho­j­nacki, Neville Mar­wick, Mur­ray Gil­more, Brian Mol­lett and his daugh­ter Anna Stove and her husband Kerry.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to By­er­ley Park trainer Debbie Saxon who trained her first win­ner Belle Volant dur­ing the week at Fri­day’s Avondale meet­ing. Waip­ipi Bowl­ing Club, Oc­to­ber 19: First: Pukekohe, P Mil­lar, C Walker and L Cor­ney; sec­ond: Waiuku, J Inkster, S COmp­ton, J Grieg; third: Waiuku: A Wil­liams, M Onehi and M Tracey. Buck­land Bowl­ing Club - Triples Tour­na­ment, Novem­ber 1: First: Hunters, N Grimshaw, L Poul­son, A Spacey; sec­ond: Waiuku; B Wil­liams, R Har­ley, J Inkster; third: Pa­tuma­hoe, R Hay­ward, S Fur­niss, I Hoskins. Best Buck­land team: B Flat­man, P Lawn, P Moulden. Onewheri Golf Club, Novem­ber 1: M Thomp­son, 44; P Cur­tayne, 39; P Skin­ner, 37; G Bell, 35; J God­den, 34; N Phillips, 33; T Bell, 33; J Hu­bert, 33; C Radloff 32; D Ras­mussen, 32; R MacLach­lan, 32; R Butcher, 32.

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