October 24, 2020 5:56 pm. Glen Boss has received his fourth Cox Plate after import Sir Dragonet swept to victory at The Valley.
Massive-race jockey Glen Boss produced a magical journey to win his fourth Cox Plate on imported galloper Sir Dragonet and now he’s hoping the horse may present him with a fourth Melbourne Cup.
The victory was additionally a triumph for the coaching partnership of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace who celebrated their first Cox Plate success.
Maher rated it because the spotlight of his profession.
“It’s one thing else. You dream of getting a runner in it, not to mention profitable the race,” Maher mentioned.
Maher confirmed Sir Dragonet would press on to the Melbourne Cup and mentioned the job was solely half accomplished.
Sir Dragonet was bought from Coolmore by an Australian syndicate headed by Ozzie Kheir after he completed second to Magical within the Curragh Gold Cup in July.
“Ozzie purchased him for the Melbourne Cup and he’ll be even higher in that race,” Maher mentioned.
Boss celebrated in model and in his conventional method, stood excessive within the irons and gave a fist pump as Sir Dragonet hit the road.
He was later fined $1000 by Racing Victoria stewards for his celebration and in addition $1000 for breaching COVID protocols by hugging steady employees.
Boss settled Sir Dragonet midfield and he produced him on the proper time within the straight, simply when Armory and Russian Camelot seemed to be combating the race out.
Sir Dragonet ($7.50) scored by 1-1/four lengths over Irish raider Armory ($7.50) with Russian Camelot ($3.50) one other three-quarters of a size away third.
Boss mentioned he couldn’t consider he had joined Hugh Bowman and Brent Thomson as essentially the most profitable Cox Plate jockeys with 4 wins.
“It’s unbelievable. I used to wear down my VCR watching the Kingston City and Manikato video. It’s ingrained in my psyche,” he mentioned
The 51 year-old Boss has rejuvenated his profession prior to now 12 months and mentioned he had turn into calmer with age.
Boss can be assured he can take his Melbourne Cup tally to 4 on Sir Dragonet as he predicted he may even go higher in that race.
“I couldn’t have scripted it any higher. I knew he was travelling nicely and he was as much as the duty,” Boss mentioned.
Boss thanked Hugh Bowman, who would have ridden Sir Dragonet bar for suspension, for pushing for him to journey the horse.
“When Hugh was suspended I rang up Ozzie and introduced my case,” Boss mentioned.
He additionally praised recently-retired jockey James Winks who had been driving Sir Dragonet in trackwork and gave him recommendation concerning the five-year-old stallion.
Danny O’Brien mentioned Russian Camelot produced one of the best run of his profession to complete third and would additionally head to the Melbourne Cup.
“I used to be actually happy with him. He went ahead from a sizzling tempo and Damien Oliver gave him an outstanding journey,” O’Brien mentioned.
“He was left a sitting shot however stored on combating.”
Ben Melham was happy with the run of second placegetter Armory and mentioned he struggled on the moist floor.
The unfortunate runner was Arcadia Queen who nearly fell with 1000 metres to go.
Jamie Kah made it a memorable Cox Plate day driving 4 winners, opening her account on Sneaky 5 earlier than including victories aboard Sovereign Award, Miami Certain and La Mexicana.