Glen Boss riding Yes Yes Yes wins the TAB Everest.
Glen Boss riding Yes Yes Yes wins the TAB Everest.

Boss to fight ban threatening to end his spring

CHAMPION jockey Glen Boss has lodged an appeal against the severity of a careless riding suspension that threatens to rule him out of the entire Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

Boss received a six-meeting suspension for causing interference on the unplaced Attention Run in the City Tattersalls Cup, won so impressively by Master Of Wine at Randwick on Saturday.

His penalty period commences after he rides Kolding in the $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday and he is not due to return to the saddle until November 16.

Boss has been booked to ride favourite Constantinople in the $8 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington next Tuesday, although his chances of retaining the ride seem remote.

 

Glen Boss has been in exceptional form in the saddle this spring.
Glen Boss has been in exceptional form in the saddle this spring.

But the three-time Melbourne Cup-winning rider on the great Makybe Diva (2003, '04, '05) is rolling the dice to try to get some or all of his penalty reduced so he doesn't miss the entire Flemington carnival.

Hong Kong's superstar Joao Moreira is on standby to ride Constantinople.

Constantinople, now trained by David Hayes in partnership with his son Ben, and Tom Dabernig, produced an outstanding Melbourne Cup trial with his closing fourth to Mer De Glace in the Caulfield Cup.

Glen Boss (left) combines with Kolding to claim the Epsom.
Glen Boss (left) combines with Kolding to claim the Epsom.

 

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