Few horses can sit three deep for the trip and prove victorious on the line. Bois D’Argent did just that to record is first Australian win in the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m) at Rosehill.
A gorgeous grey gelding who formerly raced in France, Bois D’Argent continued to build on his highly consistent record which now stands at 5 wins 10 placings form 16 starts.
Having just his third start for Annabel Neasham, Bois D’Argent headed to Rosehill with a sound third in the Gosford Gold Cup at his prior start where he was ridden by Regan Bayliss.
Retaining the ride at Rosehill, Bayliss was met with few favours in the run when caught no better than 3 wide for the 2000m trip.
Pratted wide on the turn, Bois D’Argent ($5.00) showed tremendous determination to find in the straight before prevailing narrowly on the line ahead of Navajo Peak ($4.40) and Wicklow ($7.50).
Bois D’Argent’s Lord Mayors Cup win made it back to back wins for OnTrack, with stablemate Hopeful winning in 2022.
Bois D’Argent was secured in a private sale by Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock for OnTrack Thoroughbreds.
Originally prepared by Francis-Henri Grafford at Chantilly, Bois D’Argent was previously owned by French soccer star Ecurie Lenglet.
After being purchased by OnTrack, Bois D’Argent was switched to the care of Newmarket trainer Marco Botti who prepared him for his Third in the $750,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) last November, before moving to Annabel Neasham.
Bois D’Argent is by Toronado but gets his looks from his Daylami dam Madonna Lilly, who is also the dam of multiple Group 1 wining mare Grand Glory.
The origins of his French name can be sourced by the popular fragrance by Christian Dior of the same name, Bois D’Argent.
Congratulations to winning owners:
G J Williamson, P E Kitching, D A Worthley, W E Muller, M J Ostermeyer, T A Allen, P T Hope, A M Morrison-Galt, Bayles Girls Racing Synd (P Bayles), Fourmour Racing (C Seymour), J J Bristow, A Grigg, G F Townsend, N G Lamond, M Sheppard, T M Cusick, G X Ryan, P A Bailey, C W Beattie, C W Beattie, N W Evison, R G Hill, C M Howitt, A E Jackson, C A Mathieson, B P Mawer, D S Paton, D Purkiss, L J Saxton, K J Stocks, C J Sutherland, Thefifthhole Racing (D Dwyer), J E Van Steenis, 5GM Racing, R J Bell, T A Bowman, N Forrest, S Franklin & Wishful Thinking.