Tony Pike was pleased with The Bostonian’s jump out at Flemington on Friday morning ahead of his first-up assignment in the Gr.1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday.
“He’s trialled up super and has travelled really well,” Pike said. “Damian (Lane, jockey) was really impressed, he hadn’t sat on him before.
“He was pretty sharp, Brave Song was in the heat and he’s a pretty established sprinter over there in Melbourne.
“I couldn’t be happier heading into Friday night’s race, the barrier draw is going to be crucial as it’s going to be a pretty strong field. The horse loves his trips away and I’m sure he’ll be competitive.” – NZ Racing Desk