Multiple stakes winner Bostonian is back in work and building towards a shot at the Gr. 1 Sistema Railway at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
The son of Jimmy Choux won the Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy at Hastings last spring, then was narrowly beaten in the Gr. 2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas and a luckless sixth in the Gr. 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas.
He returned for the Queensland winter carnival and won all of his three starts, headed by the Gr. 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas and the Listed Daybreak Lover.
“Bostonian’s been in work for about seven weeks now and is coming along well,” trainer Tony Pike told www.theinformant.co.nz.
“He’ll probably trial in three or four weeks’ time, and then we’ll look to probably give him one run before the Railway. But we’ll make a decision on that after the trial.”
Stablemate Magic Chai, who won the Gr. 3 Wellington Cup and was a last-start eighth in the Gr. 1 Auckland Cup, has summer staying features on his radar again this season.
“He’s still in the spelling paddock for now, having a good, long break before we bring him back for some of the Cup races later in the season,” Pike said.