One out of the box

Apr 05, 2016

Courtesy of - 05/04/16. PREMIER thoroughbred trainer Scott Brunton was confident about his talented four-year-old Box of Frogs winning a class three handicap at UBET Park Hobart last Sunday so it came as no surprise that the gelded son of Savoire Vivre was able to deliver the goods.

Jockey David Pires settled Box of Frogs in second spot behind his main rival Seajamm and the rider never let the mare out of his sight heading to the home turn.

When Pires called on Box of Frogs for the supreme effort in the home straight he forged to the lead and went on to score comfortably from Seajamm with outsider Ruthless Lover a close-up third.

"We have always had a very good opinion of this horse and I'm sure he still has a lot more to give," Brunton said.

"He is only lightly raced because he has had a few issues and some are ongoing but as long as we look after him I'm sure he will realise his full potential.

"He has done a great job to win today because he was used up a bit early and he cast a shoe, probably at the 250-metere mark when he baulked at something.

"I'll give him a freshen-up probably two weeks off and then we'll attack another couple of races over 1200m and 1400m and then tip him out for the winter," he said.