Champion hoop Glen Boss relocates to Queensland again for winter carnival

Champion jockey Glen Boss will base himself in Queensland for the entire winter carnival as he eyes off Group 1 glory including riding Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet in the Doomben Cup.

Boss will relocate to Queensland from next Monday in much the same way as he did when he based himself in the Sunshine State during the summer carnival in the lead-up to rich Gold Coast Magic Millions day in January.

While many other big-name southern jockeys will most likely fly in and fly out during the winter carnival, Boss will make Queensland a temporary home for eight weeks or more and even be available to ride at midweek meetings.

Boss’s first Saturday meeting chasing carnival riches will be on Queensland Guineas/Victory Stakes day at Eagle Farm on May 1.

The star jockey has been booked to ride Embolism for Danny O’Brien in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) while he will ride Vega One for Tony Gollan in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m).

Glen Boss riding Sir Dragonet to victory in the Tancred Stakes earlier this month. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Vega One finished fourth in last year’s Stradbroke Handicap before resuming last Saturday when finishing sixth in the Ascot Handicap.

Caboolture-born Boss is also expected to ride Sir Dragonet in the Doomben Cup on May 22 as connections push on from a Sydney autumn campaign.

In other carnival jockey news, Kiwi rider Opie Bosson has been booked to ride 14-time Group 1 winner Melody Belle in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes on the Gold Coast and in the Group 1 Doomben Cup a fortnight later.

Wizard of the west Willie Pike, fresh from riding three winners at Caulfield last Saturday in his latest hit-and-run interstate riding mission, will partner Lindsay Park’s 2020 Australian Cup winner Fifty Stars in the Hollindale.

Pike will be on the Gold Coast with his family for a working holiday in the lead-up to the May 8 meeting and he is also eyeing off other winter carnival opportunities.

After another 3 winners in Melbourne on Saturday, William Pike has his eyes firmly set on the Gold Coast after picking up the ride on Fifty Stars in the @tabcomau Group 2 A D Hollindale Stakes. @[email protected]@[email protected]

Melbourne Cup winning training legend Lee Freedman is unlikely to play much of a role in the this year’s winter carnival but has announced his Gold Coast stable will be operational on May 21.

Pleased to announce our stables on the Gold Coast will be operational from May 21st. If you have one that’s not quite up to Sydney or Melbourne
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Meanwhile, Melbourne Cup winning rider Michael Rodd didn’t ride at Ipswich on Wednesday due to an ear infection but will be fine to ride at Doomben on Saturday.

Originally published asBoss repeats formula for another Queensland raid

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