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Glen Boss relocates to Queensland to target Magic Millions

Glen Boss is relocating to Queensland for the summer carnival as he leaves no stone unturned to try to do what he has never done before – win the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

Boss has never claimed the rich Gold Coast juvenile feature in January – he rode $1.50 favourite and future super stallion Sniztel in 2005 but was forced to settle for a dead-heat for third behind Bradbury’s Luck.

The star jockey who was born and raised in Caboolture, 45km north of Brisbane, has also never won the Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.

Boss has enjoyed a golden year including claiming the Cox Plate on Sir Dragonet and the VRC Sprint Classic on Bivouac and wants to keep the momentum going and snare some big race wins in the Sunshine State as the racing spotlight shifts to Queensland.

The 51-year-old, a three-time Melbourne Cup winner, will forgo rides at Rosehill next Saturday and make his way up to Queensland to ensure he fulfils COVID requirements in an ever-changing landscape.

Boss will take his first rides in the summer carnival on the December 12 meeting at Eagle Farm which features the $250,000 The Gateway 4YO Plate as well as key Magic Millions 2YO Classic lead-ups, the Phelan Ready Stakes and Calaway Gal Stakes.

Racenet understands Boss is booked to ride Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace’s Magic Millions hopeful, two-year-old filly Fake Love, in the Calaway Gal.

Fake Love won the Debutant Stakes at Caulfield on October 10 before finishing fourth behind Dosh in a Group 3 sprint for two-year-olds at Flemington.

She is almost assured of a start in January’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic, having banked $114,500 in prizemoney.

Maher and Eustace are shooting for back-to-back wins in the 2YO Classic after Away Game scored last year.

Fake Love races in the same colours as Away Game, those of American horsewoman Hannah Mathiesen and her family.

Fake Love at Flemington. Photo: Natasha Morello/Racing Photos via Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Also on December 12, Boss is likely to ride Bjorn Baker gelding Edison or stablemate Frosty Rocks in The Gateway as well as former Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Exhilarates for Godolphin in a Listed fillies and mares race on the same day.

The following Saturday, Boss will ride Away Game in the Listed Gold Edition Plate for three-year-olds over 1200m.

Earlier this year, Boss rode Away Game into second place behind Farnan in the Golden Slipper before winning the Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes on the tough and well-travelled filly.

The Boss news comes on the same day as it was revealed Michael Rodd is heading back to where it all began to set up a permanent riding base in Brisbane.

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Originally published asHuge sign of intent as Boss targets first Magic Millions

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