GLEN Boss predicted Don’t Get Excited can develop into a Stakes class horse after his tenacious win in the New Zealand Bloodstcok Handicap at Sportingbet Park. reports Racing Network.. Boss said Don’t Get Excited, now a winner of all his three starts since joining Stephen Theodore’s stable, was always going to fight off the surging Bass Strait when challenged over the concluding stages.

Although there was only a short half head him between him and Bass Strait, Boss said there was plenty to like about the four-year-old.


“He’s got Stakes class written all over him. That was a good win,” Boss said.


“It was a messy race, horses were going nowhere, but I thought he would be too good so I let him roll around them.


“‘Gee’ he smoked past them like he was going to win by a good space, but as soon as he got clear he thought his job was over.


“As soon as that other horse (Bass Strait) came at him he got interested again and went away from him.


“He’s still immature, but I think he will furnish into a nice horse in the autumn.”


Don't Get Excited presented Boss with the second leg of a double on his 44th birthday. He earlier won on Bishop's Castle. 


Theodore said Bass Strait, which finished fifth in the Australian Guineas, had every opportunity to run his horse down.


“He had the big weight (58.5kg) and he fought them off,” Theodore said.


“Before the race I said to Glen ‘the only knock is that he’s going from a heavy to a good track’, but he’s passed that and now he’s ready to go on.”


Theodore said a race like the Provincial Plate may be a suitable spring target.