A return to the UK for Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock stayer Tac de Boistron proved to be the right move for owner Darren Dance after the grey gelding scored a brilliant 8 length victory in the Listed Stella Artois Stand Cup (2400m) at Chester on September 14th in England.
Formerly in the hands of Mick Kent at Cranbourne, Tac De Boistron was syndicated by Darren Dance for the 2012 Melbourne Cup where he finished a disappointing second last place, before returning to the UL this year in search of wet tracks.
Marco Botti now trains the 6yo who was much too good for his opponents at just his second start for the Newmarket trainer.
Tac De Boistron is scheduled to run again on October 5th in France on Arc Day.
On the same day in Melbourne ATB had Platelet & Ticket To Toorak go around at Moonee Valley in Melbourne.
Platelet finished fourth in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) where the winner Kuroshio led from start to finish in a freat display of sustained speed.
The Strategic mare ran on late in the race and jockey Ben Melham said she felt great for her racetrack return.
Ticket To Toorak finished last in the second race and was disappointing on face value but jockey Ben Melham said he swallowed his tongue during the run and to forget he went around.
On September 11th the very promising Abbasso made his debut for ATB at Warwick Farm in Sydney for trainer Chris Waller.
The son of Encosta de Lago is impeccably bred and after looking a winning chance at the top of the straight, he weakened in the run home to finish a very respectable third.
A lot to like about this horse and he will be winning races.