• Most notable mover on Thoroughbred Racing Commentary’s Global Rankings
+20 Glen Boss
There is a reason why they call him ‘Group 1 Glen’ – or maybe ‘Big-Time Bossy’ – and there are no prizes for guessing who is this week’s leading performer according to the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary’s exclusive global rankings.
Yes indeed, step forward Glen Boss, the 50-year-old veteran whose Group-race treble on Day 2 of The Championships at Randwick included back-to-back G1 wins via Godolphin’s Colette in the Australian Oaks followed by Etah James in the Sydney Cup. The last time Boss had won the latter contest was on the great Makybe Diva in 2004.
Boss also scored on the impressive two-year-old Away Game in the G2 Percy Sykes en route to claiming the Nathan Berry Medal as the most successful rider at Sydney’s showpiece meet.
As a result, Boss earned a 20pt boost on the rankings and leaps up to #60 (from #96) on the jockeys’ list, where Japan’s Kohei Matsuyama (+12pts, #90 from #135) is another notable mover after collecting a pair of Group contests over the weekend, headed by late-running Daring Tact in the Oka Sho (Japanese 1,000 Guineas).
Back in Australia, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, the training partnership behind Etah James and Away Game, continued their irresistible rise with an 8pt gain (#12 from #18) to sit just outside the world top ten.
They lead Australia’s national premiership with 206 victories. While that is not considered as prestigious as state metro titles, Maher and Eustace also sit alongside the Hayes and Dabernig team in Melbourne with 45 wins.
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