Bostons Angel (right) beat Jessies Dream in the 2011 RSA ChasePICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Bostons Angel retired after sole start for Pipe
BOSTONS ANGEL, a three-time Grade 1 winner for Jessica Harrington before moving to David Pipe, has been retired after being pulled up on his sole start for his new trainer in Saturday’s Becher Chase.
Two victories at the highest level in novice chases at Leopardstown were eclipsed when the Elder Scouller-owned stayer triumphed in the 2011 RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Without a win in his subsequent 14 races, it was hoped a change in scenery might spark a revival in Bostons Angel, but confirming the decision on his blog Pipe said: “Bostons Angel will now be retired and will doubtless have a wonderful life with the Scouller’s who derived so much pleasure from his success.
“He jumped the National fences with aplomb under Tom Scu but going out onto the final circuit it became clear that his heart wasn’t in it and he was wisely pulled up before Becher’s.”
Bostons Angel ends his career as a winner of eight of his 30 career starts, having amassed prize-money totalling £222,913.