Jan 16, 2015
A relatively new addition the stable, Varboss is an exciting type in the making, the attractive chestnut proving a class above his rivals at Sandown on Wednesday.
Kept on the fresh since having not raced since November, the lightly raced four-year-old travelled sweetly in the 1600m BM64 event - settling nicely back on the rails for Luke Nolen.
Getting off the fence with 400m to go, Varboss made a strong run as the leader Eye The World kicked clear - looming up strongly at the 50m before drawing clear to salute by a soft 3/4 length.
In doing so Varboss recorded the second victory of his ten start career and there looks to be more in store with Kent admitting that he has now figured out how to get the best out of the son of Street Boss (pictured).
"We had been riding him forward but we have quickly learned that he is better ridden a bit further back."
"He was a bit disappointing at his last runner at Geelong so I said to
the owner (David Gillies) that we will freshen him up and ride him more quietly."
Confident that Varboss will excel over more ground - "he is a mile and a half horse for sure"- Kent noted that Varvees, dam of Varboss, won over 3100m in France before contesting the 2008 Melbourne Cup won by Viewed.
Luke Nolen was taken by Varboss' performance, noting that "his was by far and away the best run in the race."
"He settled well, travelled soundly down the hill and really quickened when I asked him to."
Bred by Gilgai Farm, Varboss is the first foal for the Gr.3 winning Varvees who sadly died young last spring, leaving behind a Helmet filly.