Glen Boss has recently returned
from a contract in Hong Kong, a place where all the top class jockeys are
attracted by one thing…the sensational money and an equally sensational
experience. It means though, that a return to the winners list in Australia
, can be slow. Not so with Glen Boss.
The Boss is back and riding
better than ever. The quiet spoken Glen Boss will be the value rider of
the Sydney Autumn Carnival riding for trainers like Gai Waterhouse and
R (Bobby) Thomsen and the like. An intelligent rider, Boss knows how to
place his mount for the best advantage. He doesn’t hog the limelight like
the Shane Dye’s of the Racing world but he does go about the business of
riding in a totally professional manner.
At Rosehill he’ll be seen
to advantage "milking the rails" and even if caught wide, will give his
mount the best chance by not doing anything stupid. He’s also an excellent
judge of pace.
Be prepared for a slow buildup,
but then you’ll see an onslaught and because he is out of the limelight
at present you will get much better prices. A good example is Saturday
the 6th of February where Boss has the ride on 9/4 favourite
Armour Piercing with all his other rides ranging from 8/1 to 50/1. It’ll
be interesting, although not conclusive, to see the results.
One interesting aspect of
riders returning from Hong Kong, is that they don’t seem to use the whip
as much. You’ll often find they ride a horse more patiently, giving the
animal a much better chance of settling down. Boss can be seen to be riding
this way when caught wide, his main aim to keep his mount settled for when
the hard work has to be done. There’s not a lot to be achieved by hunting
up to the lead if all the horse’s energy is used up before the turn.
If you want to get amongst
the winners without sacrificing too much in the price, get on the Boss.