Glen Boss to bring out best in Sydney colt

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Sydney trainers Peter and Paul Snowden have put their faith in WS Cox Plate-winning jockey Glen Boss to help King's Legacy back to winning ways at Flemington.

King's Legacy was one of the best two-year-olds in Australia last season but is winless in three runs this season.

The son of Redoute's Choice improved when third in the Golden Rose at Rosehill but failed to fire when well fancied in the Caulfield Guineas in a performance that mystified his trainers.

"We've done every test you can name," Peter Snowden said.

"We've scoped him, we've X-rayed him, we've trotted him up, we've had bloods done and we could find nothing wrong with him. It is a bit of a head-scratcher"

King's Legacy pleased Snowden in a trial at Flemington last Thursday while Boss gave a glowing report at his first sit on the three-year-old at trackwork on Tuesday.

Boss will go into Saturday's Derby Day meeting in fine form after winning last Saturday's Cox Plate on Sir Dragonet.

The Snowdens have set a tricky target for King's Legacy in the Cantala Stakes, a Group One race over 1600m.

A three-year-old has not won the $1 million race since Silver Bounty in 1980 but Snowden is confident King's Legacy is up to the challenge.

The Snowden team will run smart colt Wild Ruler in the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m), viewed as a key race for breeders looking for their next stallion prospect.

Snowden won the race in 2011 with Sepoy when he was training Sheikh Mohammed's Australian team.

Wild Ruler is unbeaten in two spring runs but has to go another level on Saturday.

"This is the hardest race of all. It is the grand final for a lot of horses. It will be a cracking race," Snowden said.

A field of 14 mares will contest the $1 million Empire Rose Stakes, a race over 1600m that is named in honour of the 1988 Melbourne Cup winner.