Tony Pike won’t be rushed into any decision on the immediate future of the well-related Bostonian (Jimmy Choux x Keepa Cheval).
The Cambridge trainer was pleasantly surprised by the three-year-old’s hard-fought victory, which kept his unbeaten record intact, in the Listed El Roca Sir Colin Meads Trophy at Hastings on Saturday.
“It was a good, tough effort and I thought he might have been a bit short on condition, he was coming in without a trial and he will improve a lot,” Pike said.
“There’s a lot of options so we’ll get him home and see how he pulls up and then work out a programme.”
The winner of both of his juvenile outings, the gelding also put a spring back into the step of his breeder-owner David Archer, whose Group Three winner Charles Road could earlier only beat one runner home when resuming at Ruakaka.
By Jimmy Choux out of a half-sister to Archer’s multiple Group One winner Mufhasa, Bostonian sat close to the pace and he rounded off strongly to nab I Got You on the post.
“I watched the replay and thought he had got the bob in,” Pike said. “He’s not a big, robust type of horse, but he’s genuine with a good will to win.”
Bostonian was born and raised at Trelawney for valued client David Archer. – NZ Racing Desk.