Punt Drunk: Opie & Bossy locked in for Brisbane Winter Carnival

Glen Boss and Sir Dragonet

Welcome to another Friday eve edition of #PuntDrunk – the only place you can come to for all the news you may have missed over the last 24 hours with a bit of a twist to it. Let’s get stuck in, shall we?

Bosson & Belle, together again

The Kiwi version of Hugh Bowman and Winx are set to reunite when Opie Bosson flies over from NZ to pair up with Melody Belle in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast on May 8. The aim for them will be to take out the Group 1 Doomben Cup a fortnight later, which is set to be the last time we see the superstar mare grace the racetrack. She simply got too far out of her ground in the Tancred Stakes, but connections are expecting her to round out her glittering career with consecutive victories in the Sunshine State. Racing has a great way of rewarding the stars, and we are Team Belle over the Brisbane Winter Carnival – that’s for damn sure!

Look out, Caxton St – Bossy is coming!

He has won more Group 1 races than we have had warm dinners, but Glen Boss looking to add to his tally as he heads north for the Brisbane Winter Carnival. With the Sydney Autumn Carnival coming to an end on Saturday, Boss heads to Queensland with a win aboard Sir Dragonet in the Doomben Cup the main target. It looks to be one of the more star-studded Queensland carnivals we have seen in some time. Boss will join the likes of Opie Bosson and William Pike in the jockey ranks, while Nature Strip and Eduardo look set to duke it out on the track. How bloody good is racing?

Thursday racing tips – April 22, 2021

Punt Drunk’s best bet of the day

The Matt Laurie-trained Allmylife was held up at a crucial point at Mornington on March 30 and missed by a nose in a tight photo finish. Jumping from barrier one in a small field of seven, the filly should have plenty of favours go her way, especially with Josh Richards on board with his 3kg claim. We expect the pair to get to the front with relative ease and be too hard to run down over the 1200m.

Kilmore – Race 6 – BM58 Handicap (1200m)Allmylife (#6) $2.20 with Sportsbet

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