A broken leg, which put him on the sidelines for six month, halted his career momentum back home in France.
He rode in plenty of trials for the Costa barn and has recently made the move to the Edmonds’, with an aim of getting more race rides.
“I did it all myself, the paperwork and everything, which was hard for me because my English is not perfect, but I am getting better and improving,” Boutet said.
Boutet rode for Wandoan’s Will Loudon last weekend at Roma and the bush trainer has opted to keep the youngster on again this week at Goondiwindi, booking him for two more rides.
Loudon described Boutet as an “underrated rider” so far and rates the way he goes about it.
The aspirational hoop understands he will need to travel far and wide for opportunities to ride in the Sunshine State.
“I am starting to go to country places to ride, I have been getting rides almost every weekend,” Boutet said.
“I have been travelling a lot to get the rides on the weekend but I am happy with that, hopefully I can improve with those experiences and get more winners.
“I need to get some winners in the future.”
Boutet has completed almost 20 race rides this year since taking out his licence and has three more booked for Saturday at Gunsynd Park to try and crack his first triumph in Australia.
“I rode Marmaris last Saturday and he was a bit unfit, I think he will be better this week with more distance,” he said.
“The other one, Bluey's Ready, we have drawn barrier two so I think that will be a good chance.
“I will ride a winner soon, I reckon.”
With Boutet’s VISA to end at the end of September, he is working on extending it for another 12 months to continue his “beautiful experience” in Australia.