FOR a moment, albeit fleeting, Glen Boss could saw an opening that could take Mandla to victory in the Robert Taranto Handicap and give him a treble.
With no options to his outside Boss pursued the gap on the inside of Day Proceedure, but the horse rolled back towards the rail and shut out the run.
Boss said so strongly was Mandla finishing that he had to severely check the gelding, which lost all momentum as it finished seventh.
He told stewards that after watching the video he didn’t blame apprentice Jackie Beriman as Day Proceedure stumbled then rolled back towards the rails after appearing to roll out earlier in the straight.
“My only option was to duck back to the inside, I had made up very quick ground. I thought I looked like the winner,” Boss said.
“I could not physically stop my horse, I had to severely check it. There was a run, but it closed before I got there.”
Boss rode a double for Anthony Freedman with Hazard and First Command earlier in the meeting.