Boss gets huge buzz from win
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