Cummings Seeks Answers Following Golden Rose Defeat

By: Sarah Fortnum
September 12th, 2011
Glen Boss

Jockey Glen Boss has some explaining to do after Smart Missile's shock loss in the Golden Rose

Jockey Glen Boss is sure to get a talking to following his ride aboard Smart Missile in last Saturday’s Golden Rose.

The experienced jockey, who rode Hay List in his last two starts, appeared to be unable to control Smart Missile in the closing stages of the race.

Trainer Anthony Cummings revealed that offers were already coming in from numerous jockey managers following the race, all asking for their clients to replace Boss aboard the Caulfield Guineas hopeful in his next start.

However, Cummings would like to give Boss an opportunity to explain himself.

“We’ve fielded a few calls, it’s fair to say,” Cummings said.

“I just want to have a chat with Glen.”

Cummings could not believe the series of events that unfolded in the $1 million race, which began when Helmet missed the start due to a reportedly slow opening barrier.

“The race didn’t pan out at all. It was a ridiculous spectacle, really,” Cummings said.

“I’m not blaming Glen, but we were very disappointed to lose and I think we probably need to sort a few things out before we hit Melbourne.”

Boss was highly criticised following the race for his inability to swap the whip from his right to left hand when Smart Missile veered off course in the final stages of the race.

While Cummings said the incident would cause him to rethink booking Boss for any further Sydney starts, it would not affect his chances in Melbourne.

“It won’t be an issue in Melbourne because they race the other way,” Cummings said.

While Glen Boss was left red faced, winning jockey Glyn Schofield was also fined $500 for celebrating the victory aboard Manawanui before the winning post.

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