Exciting galloper Boyfromeye is your ultimate tough guy.
Hard to handle and always up for a fight he continually tests the friendship with trainer Vincent Malady who describes the gelding as “a bit dangerous”.
“Other people can handle him but to be safe I do all the work with him on the ground,” Vincent said.
He said that it was the “mongrel” in Boyfromwye that underpins his ability on the track.
On Friday the son of Dark Cove posted his second win from only four starts when he unwound his customary barnstorming finish to land the ConnectTel BM58 Hcp (1435m) at Geelong.
Mid-race he was third last and six lengths off the lead with Jarrod Fry biding his time before hooking him around the field on the home turn.
“With the big weight (62kg) today I was mindful of not pulling the trigger too early and making sure we had the last crack at them,” said Jarrod who has ridden the gelding every start.
Despite covering ground, Boyfromeye was just four lengths behind and seven-deep into the straight, and when he let down swamped the leaders at the 100 metres to score by a length for The Silent Sermon.
Owner Peter Russell bred Boyfromwye who Vincent said was shaping as a city class contender and that despite his backmarker racing pattern could never be discounted.
“He’s got no early pace so that he’s always going to get back, but he has a very good turn of foot and is an extremely tough horse who really fights it out,” Vincent said.
“Those big assets make him a pretty promising horse and I can’t wait to see what he can do in a three-year-old race over a mile in the city.”
Jarrod Fry said that despite being so difficult to handle, Boyfromwye was “a beautiful ride.”
“He’s definitely going to keep improving.”