Boss gets busy!
Leading jockey Glen Boss will join forces with the Lee Freedman stable at Albury on Friday in the middle of what he admits will be one of the most demanding 24 hours of his riding career.
Boss will travel from Melbourne to Sydney and back with a stop at Albury in between.
He is flying from Melbourne to Sydney on Thursday night after riding at Ballarat to ride Group One winner Alamosa for trainer Mick Price in a barrier trial at Randwick at 8.30am (AEDT) on Friday morning.
Boss is booked to ride Alamosa in the Group One George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday week.
After Friday’s trial he will fly to Albury for the ride on the Barbara Marshman-trained Bolle in the $125,000 Albury Gold Cup (2000m).
He also has taken two rides at the Albury Cup meeting for Freedman including Braided General in the $30,000 Flat Knacker Handicap, a new sprint race over 900m.
Less than an hour after the Albury Cup, Boss will be on a flight to Melbourne to ride last-start winner Red Riviera in the $100,000 Night Racing Stayers Championship Final (3000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
On Saturday he will have a strong book of rides at Caulfield, including Skiddaw Peak in the Listed Anniversary Vase.
"It’s the life of a top jockey," Brendan Cormick, Boss’s booking agent, said.
"The flight schedules fit so there is no reason why Glen can’t get to Albury for the Cup meeting after the trial at Randwick and he can still be back in Melbourne in time for the night meeting at Moonee Valley.
"Glen’s work ethic cannot be questioned and neither can his commitment.
"As we saw with five winners in Victoria last Friday as well as his Group One success on Typhoon Tracy at Rosehill last Saturday, he is reaping the rewards for his effort."
Meanwhile, South African jockey Paul Whitmore will make his Australian debut at the Albury Gold Cup meeting.
Whitmore has accepted an offer to move to Australia as stable jockey for leading Albury trainer Brett Cavanough.
Cavanough has booked Whitmore for five rides on the first day of the two-day carnival on Thursday including his top-class sprinter Helideck, topweight for the $40,000 Enpower Solutions Albury City Hcp (1175m).