The Bostonian was given a charmed run by Nash Rawiller in the $500,00 Heineken 1 G1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) to pop off the back of the heavily-supported favourite Savatiano.
Nash Rawiller (The Bostonian): “I feel like I’ve been off the scene for too long. It’s my first Group One winner since Hong Kong."
"I used him a little bit. The speed was a bit quick. He got a lovely trail. I found James’ back. He was in order today and was never going to get beat.”
The Bostonian winning the Canterbury Stakes
Brenton Avdulla (Mister Sea Wolf): “He ran terrific first up at that level. In for a good prep.”
Declan Bates (Begood Toya Mother): “Just stepped a bit slow so I had to squeeze him to get to where I wanted to be. After that I never got into a nice balanced rhythm and didn’t really get around that turn. I was beaten a long way out.”
Hugh Bowman (Alizee): “She was clearly agitated before the race today, which is unusual. I don’t know why that was but it’s how she performed.”
James McDonald (Savatiano): “Terrific run. Unlucky. He had my back and I got softened up by a bit of a pest. That was the undoing of her.”
Kathy O'Hara (White Moss): “She went as good as she can go. There was probably more pressure in the race than I’d initially anticipated but she travelled well in behind them and she gave everything she could but couldn’t quite match them the last little bit. I think the plan is to come slightly in trip next start which will suit perfect.”
Tommy Berry (Standout): “Couldn’t have been happier with the run I had. The speed was on and got the gaps at the top of the straight. I really felt like the winner, he towed me through but as soon as I let him off the bridle he shortened up underneath me and at the 200m he lost his action behind which worried me quite a bit. So I just grabbed hold of him and looked after him. We’ll see how he pulls up.”