Simons Ayr Review

Owners of Boss’s Destination headed on the long route up to Ayr. Everything seemed to be in his favour as there was a lot of rain around the Ayr area, with the official going of “soft – good to soft in places”.

I was a little more apprehensive than most as I had been invited by RUK for an interview to discuss Boss’s and the rapid success of ontoawinner. Interview done and nerves a little more settled, we went into parade ring. Boss’s Destination looked fantastic and went down nicely. He travelled superbly well over the first 1 mile 2 furlongs but it was clear as they turned for home that he was not travelling and PJ was hard at work to keep him going. 

PJ reported that Boss’s was fine with the ground but did not stay. He thought that we may have been fooled by the way he won at Thirsk, which is a far easier track than Ayr. He suggested that we drop him back in distance but keep him in soft ground. I spoke with Alan Swinbank this morning and he tells me Boss’s is fine after his excursions. He will give him a couple of weeks off before looking for further entries.

Congratulations to Edwin Tuer who trained Sphinx who finished the second in the race. This was a brilliant performance from the 13 year old. I can tell you that both Edwin and Sphinx were like teenagers as they danced around the parade ring after the race. WELL DONE Edwin.