By Brad Gray At Royal Randwick
Boss Lane turned back the clock to take out the Can Assist Winter Dash (1200m) at Royal Randwick winning his first race in over 500 days.
“It was a bit of a surprise really because he is not at his best on a heavy track at Randwick but I tell you what he’s a good horse when he finds the rail. He loves the rail,” said Ron Quinton.
“All of his wins have been at Randwick and Canterbury. He doesn’t seem to go any good at Rosehill.”
The win ticks Boss Lane’s prize money tally over the $500,000 mark with Quinton suggesting that Grafton’s Ramornie Handicap (July 12) was the likely next step for the six-year-old son of Dubawi.
“He has been one of the stable favourites for a long time because he is such a character of a horse. If he was a young 22-year old-bloke he’d be in all sorts of trouble I can tell you!” Quinton added.
Boss Lane winning in emphatic fashion
Andrew Adkins, who is apprenticed to Ron Quinton, echoed his master’s thoughts on Boss Lane.
“He is an old horse with cheeky little tricks but I ride him every morning so it makes it a bit more worthwhile when you can win on them. He has been a good horse to Ron and his team,” Adkins said.
“I love him and everyone loves him so this makes up for when we have got to saddle him up in the mornings. He is a big cheeky boy.”
Big crew of owners celebrate the Winter Dash victory of Boss Lane! pic.twitter.com/gFWcjij2K4
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