The Neville Parnham trained Neufbosc has continued his good run of form in Western Australia by winning the G2 Perth Cup.
Trainer Neville Parnham has pulled off a training masterstroke with Neufbosc to win the $400,000 Perth Cup at Ascot after the horse failed to win a race in Australia for close to two and a half years.
Neufbosc who was originally purchased as a Melbourne Cup horse was raced by the training operation at Lindsay Park but the much hyped horse failed to live up to his International form lines in Melbourne and was sent to Perth to try and resurrect his racing career which Parnham has done and exceeded all expectations.
The french bred stayer failed to win a race in Melbourne from twelve starts but has since turned that form around winning three of his last five starts at Ascot including todays feature staying event.
Neufbosc who was ridden by Neville’s son Chris was sent out as a heavily backed second favourite behind Truly Great and the money was spot on with the pair fighting out a thrilling edition of the race which had to be decided by a photo.
Truly Great however lost no admirers in what was a gallant effort after racing three-wide the trip after champion jockey William Pike was unable to get the horse in from the wide barrier.