The nature of Cups hopeful Who Shot Thebarman’s (NZ) (Yamanin Vital) first Australian victory at Flemington has impressed champion jockey Glen Boss.
The Auckland Cup winner, now in the care of premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller, raced to a 2-1/4 length win in on Saturday under 60kg.
“I thought it was very impressive,” Boss said.
“Especially the last 100 metres. He was getting away from them with every bound and there was some quality opposition behind him. It wasn’t an ordinary Saturday 2000-metre event.”
Who Shot Thebarman, who was third-up for Waller, is 48th in the Caulfield Cup ballot order and has 51.5kg. He can not be penalised for Saturday’s win.
Weights for the Melbourne Cup will be released on Tuesday.
Waller’s Melbourne stable representative Justine Hales was also taken by the win of the lightly raced six-year-old.
“He’s entered for the Cups so I’d assume they will try to head that way,” Hales said.
“He’s a Group One winner in New Zealand, so he’s capable enough and we know he can stay.”
Who Shot Thebarman ($12) defeated Jacquinot Bay (Galileo) with a long neck to Prizum (Umatilla) third.