Tac De Boistron heads to Warrnambool

Apr 29, 2013

From Racing Victoria... While he failed to show his best in two starts during the Spring Racing Carnival, connections of French import Tac De Boistron are hoping he can return to his best in Thursday’s Listed $200,000 Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350m).

The 60kg topweight, who boasts wins over highly rated internationals Shahwardi, Brigantin and Ivory Land in his native France, failed to fire for his new trainer Mick Kent in the Centrebet Geelong Cup (2400m) and the Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m).

The team behind Tac De Boistron decided to bypass Saturday’s G1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick due to the firm track and part-owner Darren Dance, of Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock, is hoping a rain-affected Warrnambool surface can assist the gelding on Thursday.

“We had him going to Sydney but the track was too firm,” Dance said.

“Mick (Kent) has been really happy with him so if it ended up being wet or chopped up then he could be right in the race.

“Thursday is going to be a big day for us as we have two horses in the Cup in Tac De Boistron and Shiny Buttons.”

The six-year-old has come up with barrier 19 in a race that has attracted a full field of 16 with four emergencies with ATB’S other representative, Darren Weir’s Shiny Buttons drawing gate seven.