Sunshine Coast Guineas winner The Bostonian set to return to Australia in the Spring

July 2, 2018

Sunshine Coast Guineas winner The Bostonian set to return to Australia in the Spring

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is considering a Spring Carnival campaign for The Bostonian after the three year old completed a hat trick of wins with his victory in the Group 3 $125,000 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast last Saturday.

Michael Cahill, above, won the 2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas on The Bostonian. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Michael Cahill, above, won the 2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas on The Bostonian. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Bostonian was undefeated from three runs during the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and the Kiwi trained three year old will now have a Spring Carnival program mapped out for him once he returns to New Zealand.

“It is obviously a step up for the Sydney and Melbourne races. But he has done what we wanted and deserves a chance. We will work out where when the dust settles,” Pike said.

The Bostonian’s Winter campaign was far from trouble free with Pike having to reshape the gelding’s program on several occasions because of wide barriers and injury and he had thought of heading back to the Shaky Isles when things started to go wrong.

Pike had to abandon a start in the Group 2 $350,000 Ascot Green Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Doomben on June 9 but did acquire plenty of travel expenses and more with wins in the Listed $125,000 Kirin Daybreak Lover (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast on June 10 and in a three year old Plate at Doomben on June 23 before winning the Sunshine Coast Guineas as the $2.60 favourite.

“It has been well documented we scratched him a couple of times early because of wide barriers and then he got bitten but a green ant or spider,” Pike said.

“We had to treat him and by the time he was ready to race the winter was pretty well over.”

“But we had confidence in him and at least he got to acclimatise here.”

Experienced Queensland jockey Michael Cahill has been aboard The Bostonian for all of his three wins over the Winter Carnival and believes the three year old has a bright future following his latest win in the Sunshine Coast Guineas.

“He is a pretty good horse with a bright future,” Cahill said.

The Bostonian heads back home to New Zealand after taking his winning tally to six wins from nine starts and boosting his prizemoney earnings to $275,442.

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