Boss Hunting 2015 Melbourne Cup Glory

June 23rd, 2015

Veteran jockey Glen Boss has already taken out three editions of the Melbourne Cup, but has revealed the fire to ride for success in the country’s headline event for thoroughbreds continues to burn as strong as ever.

Veteran hoop Glen Boss is hoping to secure a gun ride for the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Veteran hoop Glen Boss is hoping to secure a gun ride for the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame this year, Boss is undoubtedly most well-known for piloting champion mare Makybe Diva to success in three-consecutive Melbourne Cups from 2003-2005.

Revealing he is yet to confirm a ride for the 2015 Melbourne Cup, Boss told Racing Victoria he is keeping his options open to potential runners from every corner of the globe and is desperate to increase his winning record in the Race That Stops a Nation.

“We’ve been looking now,” Boss said.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve got a horse at the moment, but you’ve got the feelers out there.

“You’re looking at the horses who went through the autumn and the ones who came though the cup last year.

“You have feelers out there all the time – see how serious they are and what they’re bringing.

“Hopefully you go the right way. You try and target the right horse.

“I like the Japanese – they interest me a lot. They’ve got superior stayers – it’s just so hard to ignore.

“You just try and put the feelers out there and knowing that you’ve got a bit of a reputation in the race, you might be able to pick up one of those good foreigners.”

Japanese raiders have a great record in Australia since the turn of the century, most notably via talented stayer Delta Blues, who took out the 2006 edition of the Melbourne Cup.

This recent Australian racing season also heralded much interest from Japanese horses and saw Admire Rakti take out the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Real Impact sneak home to win the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) most notably.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best early 2015 Melbourne Cup odds, for which Japanese sensation Fame Game rates as outright $15 favourite.