The flashy Animal Kingdom gelding, White Boots kicked off his racing career in fine style with a tough last stride victory in the second event at Tuncurry this afternoon.
White Boots jumped well before settling down in second position astern of the tearaway leader. Senior jockey Paul King sat quietly allowing the first starter to slowing cart the field up to the leader prior to the home turn before balancing up just after straightening to knuckle down and gathering the leader over the concluding stages to prevail in a photo finish. “That was a very tough brave effort by White Boots today, he showed great tenacity to wear down the leader. White Boots is a lovely type that has always shown nice ability but is still very raw and has need time. Once he learns and gains more race experience he will certainly make a nice miler in time. I will let him get over today’s run before finding him a suitable race in the coming weeks” added Kim.