Kerry Parker knows he’s holding the Doncaster Mile trump card in star jockey Glen Boss.
Group 1 champion Boss will be in the hot seat on the Parker-trained Think It Over at Randwick next Saturday as the record setting hoop hunts another victory in the $3 million feature.
Boss has already won the Doncaster seven times with his first coming aboard Sprint By in 1996 and his last on Brutal in 2019.
Think It Over is the $8 third favourite with TAB.com.au to help Boss add to his amazing record on Day One of The Championships.
Glen Boss on Think It Over (orange/blue). Photo: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
The son of So You Think is coming off a tenacious last start win in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes thanks in large part to a sensational ride by Boss and Parker is hoping he can produce more magic next weekend.
“To have Glen Boss in the saddle for a Doncaster certainly gives you some confidence,” Parker said.
“It’s a bonus because he knows the horse so well too and he has ridden him for the past 12 months.
“He has given him a couple of really good rides in the past couple and only went around one horse last start in the George Ryder. It was a gun ride.”
Boss gave race fans yet another reminder of his class on the big occasion when capturing the Group 1 Tancred Stakes aboard the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Sir Dragonet on Saturday.
It came a week after his win aboard Think It Over in the George Ryder, taking his Group 1 tally to 90.
Amazing ride. 👏
Brilliant training performance. 👏
Think It Over has won the George Ryder Stakes! 👏 pic.twitter.com/BWgqLeFk27
Tuesday’s barrier draw and Sydney’s weather forecast is likely to hold the key to Boss’ next Group 1 bid in the Doncaster.
Up to 60mm of rain has been predicted by the Bureau Of Meteorology during the week in Sydney.
“I think we just want the track to be around a good but wouldn’t want it to be heavy,” Parker said.
“We just want a good even track and hopefully he can draw a decent barrier.
“The horse is good as gold. He has pulled up well from his win the other day.”
The Kris Lees-trained Mugatoo is the $4.50 favourite for the Doncaster and Parker, who is now a two-time Group 1 winner, believes the recent All-Star Mile winner is a deserved favourite heading into the weekend.
“I think the horse of Kris Lees (Mugatoo) is the one to beat,” Parker said.
“He is a very good horse and we will get a couple of kilos off him but he‘s got a good record and class.
“I know the three-year-olds get in light but he looks the one.”
Originally published asTrainer believes he’s got a Doncaster trump card
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