Big race jockey Glen Boss took full advantage of a late pick up ride when he steered Primitivo to victory in the $1m Ferrari Magic Millions Trophy (2400m) at the Gold Coast today.
James McDonald was originally booked to ride the John Thompson trained stayer but when he was unable to make the 54kg that Primitivo was allocated, Thompson when straight for Boss as the replacement.
“Thanks for the ride, John,” Boss said.
“He could have got anybody but he asked me to ride the horse and I am very very grateful.”
Boss settled Primitivo just behind the speed and had the gelding in the clear on the home turn for an uninterrupted run to the line.
“We had a beautiful run. We ere probably sixth the fence most of the way getting a lovely run and got out at the right time to give him the room.”
“He was just way too good on the day.”
Primitivo ($8.50) was able to record a comfortable one and three quarters lengths win over the Chris Waller trained Black On Gold ($6) with A Man To Match ($9) running another solid race to claim third place.
The punters stuck with The Candy Man and even though he had 61kg was sent out as the $3.20 favourite but struggled in the straight under the huge impost to finish in sixth position.