Boys On Tour loves Perth and this season has consistently posted improving runs round there. This afternoon, given a confident ride by Stephen he powered away two from home to win for the third time. When in good form he can be relied upon to run to his best and if he is fresh after this win he may look at another similar contest in a couple of weeks.
Bialco tried hard to take on the eventual winner, but a mistake in the back straight unsettled him. Blair gave him time to recover and once back on an even keel he gamely clawed back second place close to the line. Bialco's attitude is admirable and we will look for more softer ground for him.
Naughty Gripper did not try in his race. Despite looking super in the paddock, he dropped the bit after half a mile and was not competitive thereafter. He returned with a low heart rate and we have a challenge to get him back into a competitive frame of mind.