Bostonian's future is bright after Coast Guineas victory
HORSE RACING: With victory in the Sunshine Coast Guineas secured, Bostonian's future looks more than promising says owner David Archer.
The three-year-old gelding jumped well at Corbould Park on Saturday and held third place for much of the $125,000 group three race before storming home in the final 200m.
Local trainer Garnett Taylor's Bold Assassin crossed in second place with Go Dixie crossing in third.
The Guineas victory was Bostonian's third in a row, with jockey Michael Cahill aboard for all three triumphs as well.
"He's (Bostonian) obviously in very good form and looked to have the race under control shortly after straightening so it's great for him to back up a week later, obviously it's never easy to do but it's a very tough, honest race horse and did the job well again,” trainer Tony Pike said.
"He's always been an intelligent horse hence why we brought him over here. He was one of the better three-year-olds back home and he looks likes he's improved with a bit of age on his side.”
He said the New Zealand mount would now holiday in the warmer weather of Brisbane for a few weeks before his future would be decided.
"There's plenty of options for him next season but we'll just let the dust settle and just see how well he comes up next preparation,” He said.
However, owner David Archer believed the "seriously nice horse” was destined for bigger, better offerings in the racing world.
"We'll have to talk to Tony (Pike) but obviously we've got to lift our sights a bit because he's beaten some nice horses today (Saturday) and I think he's got a bit going for him,” Archer said.
Prior to the Sunshine Coast Guineas, Bostonian won the Kirin Daybreak Lover at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club and the Singapore Airlines QTIS Three-Years-Old Plate at Doomben.