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Another Sydney Campaign for The Bostonian
Multiple Group-1 winner The Bostonian is set to cross the Tasman once again this spring to try and add to his elite-level tally. The Tony Pike-trained gelding had another lucrative autumn in Australia this year, bagging his third Group-1 victory in the Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick in March, before finishing runner-up in the Gr1 Geroge Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. Sydney will once again be the target this spring, with the rising 6YO set to kick-off his campaign in a race named after one of the city’s favourite daughters. He has been back in work for just on seven weeks,” Pike told NZ Racing Desk. “He is coming up really well. He has had a few pieces of fast work and I can’t fault him, he is looking fantastic. At this stage he will probably have a trial or a couple of exhibition gallops in New Zealand and it is most likely, after talking with David (Archer, owner) this week, that he will resume in the Winx Stakes (Gr1, 1400m) on August 22. The Bostonian will be looking to impress in his first-up run particularly to try and garner some interest from A$14 million The Everest (1200m) slot holders.