Glen Boss and Chris Waller have winning form together, including a Doncaster Mile win together, and on Saturday they combined with John Singleton’s mare Girl Tuesday to win at a lower level, but a good win nevertheless in the $125,000, Spring Preview Handicap (1400m) on the Kensington track at Randwick.
Girl Tuesday, well-bred by Street Cry out of Singleton’s multiple Group 1 winner Tuesday Joy (Carnegie), has been a work in progress with six wins and two placings, both at stakes level, from 12 starts for the five-year-old.
Girl Tuesday and Glen Boss, picture Sportpix.com.au
On Saturday she was resuming after running third in the listed McKell Cup over 2400m at Rosehill on June 1st. Settled back by Boss the mare, with 55kg, came with a sustained run down the outside of the field to not only command the lead but go away to a convincing 1 3/4L win.
Bangkok (Medaglia d’Oro) (52kg) and Rachel King were second after striking running room trouble at the 300m, but the manner of Girl Tuesday’s run suggests that even with a good passage the mare going to three Randwick wins in succession would not have made it.
Cradle Mountain (West Quest) (56kg) and Jason Collett were third after a rails run, the margin a short head, with Firsthand fourth. The $2.70 favourite Wren’s Day (USA) was sixth.
The time was 1.21.23 on the Good 3 track with the final 600m in 34.35. Girl Tuesday paid $10.00 on fixed odds and $10.30 on the tote.
“It was pretty impressive. In the middle stages they stacked and I was able to get out three wide, but with some cover on one that was going forward, so that key for me winning the race,” said Boss.
“The most pleasing part was that she was running through the line, she was getting quicker and quicker in the last twenty to thirty metres.
“I rode her in a trial art Warwick Farm a couple of weeks ago and I begged Chris for the ride as she trialled up really well like a nice horse. He said she has always possessed good ability and it is probably all coming together this prep,” he said.
“It was wet tracks clear as day now that we look back at it. She bounced back to form on Anzac Day with a good win back on a decent track and all her runs have been good except on wet tracks,” said Waller.
“She has come back very well and it is good to have Bossy back aboard. I had a good chat to Glen on Wednesday and said he was a good rider to have back in Sydney and we will have to start using him a bit more,” he said.
Girl Tuesday, who is co-owned by Gerry Harvey, has now earned stakes of $219,020.
Boss and Waller won the 2015 Group 1 Doncaster Mile together with Kermadec (NZ).
Glen Boss, picture Sportpix.com.au
Spring Preview Handicap, photo finish picture ATC