Kick On Boss A Name To Remember

Thu 13th Dec 2012, 16:15

Kick On Boss looked a lovely type when accounting for Super Mix at Gowran
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Anngrove Stud, County Laois-based twenty four year old stallion, Rudimentary has always been capable of siring a nice type and he is responsible for another promising sort in Kick On Boss, victorious in the concluding Blue Moose After Racing INH Flat Race at Gowran.

Another 'beano' for the layers, following on from Dante Anna in the previous heat, newcomer Kick On Boss went off a 25/1 shot but he was much too powerful for Willie Mullins' Super Mix inside the final quarter mile, eventually winning by five and a half lengths under Sonny Carey.

The well-backed market-leader, Our Native Land was struggling from before the straight and he eventually came home a well-beaten fourth.

A big gamble on the local mare, Annas Back, went badly astray, as the 'Corky' Carroll ridden first-timer, supported from 25/1 this morning into 5/1, ultimately faded to finish last.

Willie McCreery trains Kick On Boss for the Try Another Syndicate and he explained: "He's a grand big horse. The lads couldn't sell him as a three-year-old and I only have him three months.

"He came to hand quicker than normal. I was a bit worried about the ground but he's a grand big honest horse." (TW & EM)

Will there be another Irish winner at Aintree?

A lot has been said recently about the fact that the Irish contingent at Cheltenham tend to stoke up the fires of Anglo-Irish needle with their flag waving and chest beating due to our incredible success in recent years. As pointed out previously, this is nothing more than a bit of harmless fun that some folk on both sides of the Irish Sea take a little too seriously.

THE IRISH TIMES