The 61st running of the G3 Thoroughbred Breeders’ S. at Flemington on Saturday for fillies saw the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained Bossy Nic (Nicconi) prove much too classy for her opposition, at just her second career start.
Trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, Bossy Nic was partnered again by Dean Holland and gave him an easy assignment when travelling smoothly behind the leaders before sprinting away to win as she pleased beating Zoustar filly Lovazou.
“She has a good head on her shoulders,” summed up winning rider Dean Holland.
“She jumped well and I was able to cover her up and then had the right bums to follow and when the run presented itself it was probably a 100m earlier than I would have liked, but if I didn’t take it I would have ended up blocked in on the fence.
“I just tried to take her through her gears, but the turn of foot was explosive! She’s got the Black Type today, but she’s going to have a very nice career.”
Bossy Nic is the second foal and best produce from the Street Boss (USA) mare River Boss. She was retired from stud duties last year, and left a final foal, a colt by Spirit Of Boom.
Bossy Nic was a $190,000 yearling purchase by McEvoy Mitchell Racing and Damon Gabbedy’s Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA) when offered by Noorilim Park at the 2022 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale. She is the second foal and first winner for unraced River Boss, a half-sister by Street Boss (USA) to Group III winner Pierossa and stakes-winner Ploverset.
River Boss died last year and her final foal, a yearling colt by spirit of Boom, sold for $220,000 at the Magic Millions this year to Curran Bloodstock.
The filly becomes the 27th stakes winner for Widden Stud’s consistent sire Nicconi.