Boss takes over on Petits Filous in Moir Stakes

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Glen Boss will team up with unbeaten filly Petits Filous in the Group 1 $450,000 City Jeep Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday Night.

Glen Boss will ride Petits Filous, above, in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Glen Boss will ride Petits Filous, above, in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Petits Filous is undefeated from four race starts for Damien Oliver but the premiership winning jockey is unable to get down to the 51kg that the Street Boss filly will get under the weight for age conditions of the Moir Stakes.

Kerrin McEvoy was set to ride the Ciaron Maher trained filly but was suspended for careless riding after causing interference at the 600m in the Listed $120,000 italktravel Harry White Classic (2400m) at Caulfield last Saturday.

McEvoy begins his suspension at midnight in September 19 and can resume riding after midnight October 8 in time to ride on Caulfield Guineas Day two days later but will miss the Super Saturday meeting at Randwick this weekend that features the Group 1 $1m The Star Epsom (1600m), the Group 1 $750,000 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) and the Group 1 $500,000 Flight Stakes (1600m).

Sunday’s Flemington meeting with the Group 1 $500,000 Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes (2000m) will also go ahead without McEvoy.

Boss’ manager Reece Murphy was quick to secure the Petits Filous ride for Boss and tweeted the news on Sunday.

@boss_glen booked for Petits Filous in the Moir stakes Friday night,” Murphy tweeted.

Petits Filous made it four wins from four starts with a dominant two and a quarter lengths victory in the Listed $120,000 Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on September 12.

At her previous start the filly led all of the way to win the Group 3 $150,000 Lister Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 15 on the back of her two other wins at Moonee Valley in a 1000m two year old on July 15 and in a 1000m three year old fillies on August 1.

With two wins over the Moonee Valley 1000m, Maher will give Petits Filous her chance over that course and distance in Group 1 company on Friday night.

The Moir stakes will attract a speedy bunch of Group 1 sprinters with last year’s winner Buffering looking to register his third win in the race.

As well as winning last year when the Moir Stakes was run over 1200m, Buffering was also successful in 2012 when it was run at Group 2 level.

The Robert Heathcote trained sprinter also ran second to Samaready in the 2013 version.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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