Lightly-tried 3YO heading offshore
25 October 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Promising three-year-old Bobo So Good will continue his career overseas.
The son of Zoffany, a $50,000 purchase at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2016 Ready to Run Sale, entered quarantine late last week ahead of a flight to Macau.
|Bobo So Good Photo: Trish Dunell Photography|
“It’s a bit disappointing, but that’s the way it goes. I was going to run him in the Sarten Memorial on Monday and on his last run I thought he would have been a big show – he was just starting to work things out.”“He’s owned there and there wasn’t another shipment until late January or early February and they wanted him up there before that,” trainer Carl Henderson said.
Bobo So Good won one of his four starts for Henderson and the gelding finished runner-up at Taupo at his most recent appearance.
He is raced by M.C. Tam, who has a sizeable training operation in Macau.
“He’s got the biggest numbers up there,” Henderson said. “I’ve got four others for him here and I think he’ll be back for the Ready to Run Sale.
“He’s friends with my main client, Nancy Wong, and that’s how the association with M.C. started.”
Wong formerly raced the New Zealand-bred Fay, a son of Falkirk broken in by Henderson, who won the Gr.1 Hong Kong Derby (2000m) in 2012 from John Size’s stable.
He subsequently returned home and from a handful of starts for Cambridge trainers Trevor and Martin Cruz added the Gr.3 Tauranga Stakes (1600m) to his record. – NZ Racing Desk.