Quality quinella from Hancock

Boggoms will butter up this Saturday after leading home a quinella for Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA) at Morphettville last weekend.

The Phillip Stokes trained gelding was racing second-up after almost a year on the sidelines in the MAC Drink Driving? GROW UP Hcp (1250m).  Stable jockey Dom Tourneur got him home with a last-stride victory over Call Me Curtis.

Boggoms (4g Foreplay – Rustic Rossa by Testa Rossa) was a bargain $10,000 buy for Adrian Hancock at the Inglis Melbourne Sale in August 2013.  “Adrian bought him for Dennis Brook and he won first-up at Gawler late last year,” Stokes recalled this week.  “But he pulled up sore and had to go out for a fair while to recover.

“He’s been progressing really well since coming back into work and I’ve nommed him again for the outer track at Morphettville this weekend.”

Hancock also targeted Rustic Rossa for Brook a couple of hours before Boggoms went through the sale-ring at Oaklands.  She cost $22,000 and was sold with a positive to Bel Esprit.

That foal was named Rooi Roe and – like her older half-brother – won for the second time at her third start in Queensland on Saturday!

Rustic Rossa is a three-quarter sister to G2 Emancipation Stakes winner Amberino (Perugino) and she has a 2yo colt, a yearling colt and a colt a foot by Terango.

Brook raced Terango to 7 wins at Morphettville, Cheltenham and Victoria Park.  A son of Akhadan, he was also Group 3 placed in the 2007 McKay Stakes when beaten a half-length by Here de Angels.

Call Me Curtis (Wanted) has been another good buy for clients of Hancock Quality Bloodstock.  He has won at Pakenham and Morphettville and is knocking on the door after recent seconds to Brown Ben and Boggoms.

Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) was formed in 1998 to maintain, improve and develop the standards, status and services of bloodstock agents throughout Australia.  Its members operate with the utmost integrity and professionalism and are bound by the strict Industry Code of Conduct.

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