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Glen Boss – fourth Cox Plate success

The 100th Cox Plate was always going to stand out in history, but jockey Glen Boss ensured it would remain in the memory for many years after snaring his fourth win in the race aboard class import and the former Aidan O’Brien-trained Sir Dragonet on Saturday.

The fast-finishing victory over Armory and Russian Camelot was the first for Victorian racing’s emerging training force Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.

And now Connections of Melbourne Cup-qualified runners have been caught a little flat-footed!

Following Sir Dragonet’s emphatic Moonee Valley triumph, Maher announced that the former Aidan O’Brien-trained son of Camelot will attempt to join a tiny group of horses that have successfully attempted the Cox Plate-Melbourne Cup double.

Ominously, the last time the elusive feat was achieved was fifteen years ago when Sir Dragonet’s jockey Glen Boss partnered triple Melbourne Cup heroine Makybe Diva to victory.

According to, the stunningly bred entire, whose dam is a full-sister to multiple champion sire Galileo, was sent to the beach yesterday ahead of getting him ready for Tuesday-week at Flemington.

Both Boss and Maher believe that Sir Dragonet will prove even more effective down the long straight at the end of the 3200m Cup, with the former stating, “He just might go a little bit better in a Melbourne Cup, I’m telling you, because he was actually getting warmed up towards the line; he was actually getting quicker towards the post.”

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