DBS and Newbury Racecourse – A Grade 1 winning Combination
Boston Bob helped to showcase a hugely successful relationship between Newbury Racecourse and DBS when winning his first Grade 1 on just his second start over hurdles with victory in the Grade 1 Navan Novice Hurdle. The six year old son of Bob Back is trained by Willie Mullins for Andrea and Graham Wylie and won a Point to Point at tallow before being sold by Mr Martin Donovan from Boston Stables to Bobby O’Ryan for £150,000 at the DBS Festivals Sales at Newbury Racecourse in March 2011. He has
‘He jumped a lot better this time as they were going faster. He relished the trip and will probably go up in the New Year. He'll be entered in both the Neptune and Albert Bartlett [at the Cheltenham Festival].’
Boston Bob is now a general went 12-1 chance for the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle and 16-1 for the Grade 1 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.