NOVEMBER 13, 2017: Bon Hoffa’s ‘Class of 2013’ continued to grow in stature at Rosehill Gardens last weekend when Bon Amis became the latest 4-year-old metropolitan winner for the resident Bowness Stud stallion.
Sent out the $1.30 favourite of a $100,000 event, Bon Amis went straight to the lead in the 1100-metre contest and virtually controlled the race from the outset, never once giving his connections or backers a moment of concern before scoring by an official winning margin of close to one-and-three-quarter lengths.
Trained by Jason Deamer at Newcastle, Bon Amis is now four-from-four after successive victories at Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Newcastle and Rosehill Gardens in which the gelding returned the starting prices of $2.90, $2.50, $1.70 and $1.30 respectively.
Things only seem to be getting better and better for the progeny of Bon Hoffa, an established sire of quality winners that for one reason or another has a crop of 4-year-olds which promise to elevate him to a new station in the domestic stallion ranks.
Saturday’s brilliant Rosehill Gardens victory of Bon Amis followed the equally impressive performances of Bons Away and Don’t Give a Damn in metropolitan company. All three have performed with distinction in relatively recent weeks and promise even bigger and better things in months ahead.
In addition to Bons Away, Don’t Give a Damn and Bon Amis, Bon Hoffa’s current season 4-year-olds also include Northern Knight, the winner of three of his four starts to date and another member of the breed with inarguably his best wins waiting ahead.
Whether it’s pre- or post-Christmas when they next appear, Bons Away, Don’t Give a Damn, Bon Amis and Northern Knight are affording everyone associated with Bon Hoffa much to look forward to.