The Trelawney stud born and raised Bostonian (Jimmy Choux x Keepa Cheval) is one of two big chances for Cambridge
conditioner Tony Pike in the Listed El Roca - Sir Colin
Meads Trophy (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
The unbeaten 3yo will be joined by stablemate Sacred Rebel, who Pike also rates as a good hope.
should both go well,” Pike said. “Obviously everyone has been held up with the
weather and they will probably improve a touch with the run.
have both been to Te Rapa for a solid jump out about three weeks ago, so they
are definitely forward enough.”
Bostonian has drawn barrier four which Pike says will significantly help the David Archer bred and owned son of Jimmy Choux.
Listed race has drawn a solid field including fellow unbeaten three-year-olds
Getty and Griffin. But Pike believes the Stephen Marsh-trained Sophie’s Choice,
who was part-owned by Sir Colin Meads, will be one of the main dangers in the
had a race this time in and will be very fit for this race and was very
impressive at Ruakaka in a lesser race,” he said. “She will be extremely hard
race has just been upgraded to a Listed race and the field affirms the quality
of the race.”
stablemates are both being set for the Gr.1 Albasti Equiworld 2000 Guineas in
Christchurch in November and Pike said their itinerary leading into that race
will be decided after Saturday. -NZ Racing Desk