Hall of famer Glen Boss has become the beneficiary of Brad Rawiller’s misfortune, picking up the ride on Master Of Arts in Saturday’s Queensland Derby.

Rawiller twisted a knee on the way to the barrier before a race at Ballarat on Sunday and was unable to compete, also having to forego his last ride for the day.

It was an eventful day for Rawiller, who was suspended for 12 meetings on a careless riding charged incurred in the first race of the day.

Rawiller has a small tear in the medial ligament of his left and the injury made an appeal of the suspension irrelevant.

A winner over 2000m at Caulfield on May 2, Master Of Arts finished third behind Upham in the Group III Grand Prix Stakes over 2020m at Doomben at his latest start.

Boss, who was in line to take the reins from Luke Tarrant aboard Jumbo Prince in the Queensland Derby until the Queensland apprentice was successful in being granted a stay of proceedings against a reckless riding charge.

That left Boss available to snapped up by Darren Weir for the ride on the leading contender.

The Weir-trained son of Mastercraftsman is a $5 chance with several wagering operators.


Darryl Sherer