Boss gets huge buzz from win

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SUNDAY SPORT - RAY THOMAS

AN emo­tional Glen Boss com­pared his win on Yes Yes Yes in The Ever­est to his his­toric third suc­ces­sive Mel­bourne Cup on the leg­endary Makybe Diva.

The cham­pion jockey hugged his wife, Sloane, man­ager Liam Prior and trainer Chris Waller be­fore try­ing to put into words what an Ever­est meant to him.

“This is huge, what a feel­ing!” Boss said. “This takes me back to ‘05 (Makybe Diva’s 3rd Mel­bourne Cup). I feel elec­tric. I don’t know what to say. This is just sur­real, my body is on fire right now.’’

Boss, 50, only re­turned to Syd­ney rac­ing in July af­ter spend­ing four years in Sin­ga­pore and al­ready has re-es­tab­lished him­self among the na­tion’s lead­ing jock­eys.

The Hall of Fame hoop com­bined with trainer Chris Waller to win The Ever­est af­ter the two men also joined forces to win the Group 1 Ep­som Hand­i­cap with Kold­ing ear­lier this month.

“Thanks to Chris Waller for putting his faith in me,’’ Waller said.

“This is about Chris. This will mean a lot to him. He knows he has got a valu­able, valu­able colt here.”

Boss said he dis­cussed rid­ing tac­tics with Waller and the trainer sup­ported him.

“I had a very good plan in my head about what I wanted to do,’’ Boss said. “Chris was in my cor­ner about how I wanted to ride the horse which gave me con­fi­dence. I just wanted to be be­hind the grey horse (Clas­sique Le­gend), some­where around Nash (Raw­iller), that was my plan.

“He was tak­ing me ev­ery­where I wanted to go. When I peeled out three and when I asked him, his turn of speed was of Group 1 qual­ity only. Jeez he sprinted quickly. His sec­tion­als will say that he did.’’

Boss said he was wary of the op­po­si­tion and was con­cerned Yes Yes Yes got to the front too soon.

“I was wary of these great sprint­ers, you can’t give them too much of a start but his colt just flew,’’ he said.

“He is qual­ity. I gal­loped him last week and he gave me goose­bumps but to­day he has given me elec­tric shocks. I couldn’t be­lieve the turn of speed he showed.

“This beau­ti­ful colt right here. What are you worth now cham­pion? To win an Ever­est — that was one hell of an ex­pe­ri­ence.’’

Trainer Chris Waller cel­e­brates with jockey Glen Boss. Pic­ture: AAP

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