VETERAN horseman John Boserio is glad he was ‘conned’ into breaking in a flash looking colt.
Having noticed the youngster in a paddock and recommending it to a friend, Boserio reluctantly agreed to give the son of Mr Feelgood his early education.
No sooner had he begun the process with the juvenile than Boserio “wanted in”.
“I’ve been a mate of Wayne Lamb’s for 40-odd years and was giving him a hand when I saw this colt in a paddock with two or three others and I just kept liking the look of him,” Boserio explained.
“I asked a few mates if they wanted to buy a horse and they said ‘no’, then another rang me a month later wanting one so he bought it.
“I got conned into breaking him in and said straight away I wanted in and bought a share in him.
“Now I own him with Craig Lusby and we certainly like what we’ve seen so far.
“He’s very well bred and comes from the same family as Beautide, which I didn’t know at the time.
“If he can turn out to be as quarter as good as Beautide we’ll be happy.”
The pacer in question is Mistery Road, which is engaged in Friday night’s Tatlow Stake at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
Mistery Road has begun his career in better fashion that his relative, having won his first two starts heading into the Group Two.
Winner upon debut, Beautide was beaten at his second outing!
To be driven by Anthony Frisby, Mistery Road has drawn to make his presence felt from barrier two.
“He is still doing things wrong but has been putting it all together at the race, which is the main thing,” Boserio said. “Hopefully he can keep that going at Menangle.
“He’s a better horse from behind but his wins have been in the lead or ‘death’.
“The draw gives him options, but it is up to Anthony – he is the chauffeur and has to make his mind up at the start.”