Boss to shift winter base to Qld
CHAMPION jockey Glen Boss will base himself in Queensland for the entire winter carnival as he eyes off Group 1 glory including riding Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet in the Doomben Cup.
Boss will relocate to Queensland from next Monday in much the same way as he did when he based himself in the Sunshine State during the summer carnival in the lead-up to rich Gold Coast Magic Millions day in January.
While many other bigname southern jockeys will most likely fly in and fly out during the winter carnival, Boss will make Queensland a temporary home for eight weeks or more and even be available to ride at midweek meetings.
Boss’s first Saturday meeting chasing carnival riches will be on Queensland Guineas/ Victory Stakes day at Eagle Farm on May 1.
The star jockey has been booked to ride Embolism for Danny O’Brien in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m), while he will ride Vega One for Tony Gollan in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m).
Vega One finished fourth in last year’s Stradbroke Handicap before resuming last Saturday when finishing sixth in the Ascot Handicap.
Caboolture-born Boss is also expected to ride Sir Dragonet in the Doomben Cup on May 22 as connections push on from a Sydney autumn campaign.
In other carnival jockey news, Kiwi rider Opie Bosson has been booked to ride 14time Group 1 winner Melody Belle in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes on the Gold Coast and in the Group 1 Doomben Cup a fortnight later.