Group one win tops a great week for Bosson
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.