Tulloch Lodge co-trainer Adrian Bott is hoping Global Glamour can produce a fairy tale ending with a win in the $2m Gold Coast Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Global Glamour, a $65,000 Magic Millions yearling purchase in 2015, has already started the fairy tale story with two Group 1 wins and Bott would love to see her win for her forty female owners as would his co-trainer Gai Waterhouse.
“She is a particularly good fairy tale story for this sale and what it is all about,” Bott told Racing.com.
“A $65,000 purchase that has been syndicated by forty women all over the world. She has captured everyone’s imagination and it would be great to finish it off with a nice fairy tale ending on Saturday.”
Global Glamour grabbed the limelight during the 2016 Spring Carnival with a win in the Group 1 $500,000 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on October 1 followed a week later with a win in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield.
The Star Witness filly has had one run this campaign and Bott can see her showing vast improvement on her first up ninth in the Listed $100,000 Nudgee Quality Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm on December 31 against the older mares when she didn’t have any luck in the straight.
“We are really happy with her going into the race, she will be better for that first up run, will be better out to the 1400m,” Bott said.
Bott is not too concerned about Global Glamour having to jump from the outside barrier in the sixteen horse Magic Millions 3yo Guineas field but is wary about the odds on favourite Winning Rupert who is undefeated from five race starts, including a last start three lengths win in the Group 3 $200,000 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) at Eagle Farm on December 31.
“She is best when she can run along naturally and she can have a bit of space,” Bott said.
“She will certainly get that from out there.”
“No doubt she comes up against a very nice colt in Winning Rupert. He has looked particularly impressive in what he has done to date.”
“It is certainly not going to be an easy task for her but it is an exciting match up.”
Sydney jockey Tim Clark rode Global Glamour to victory in the Flight Stakes and is back in the saddle replacing Tye Angland who was aboard in the Nudgee Quality Handicap.
“Tim Clark knows the filly very well. He has got the key to the filly. He was first to win her Group 1 in the Flight Stakes so he partners her again, ” Bott said.”
The Bjorn Baker trained Winning Rupert dominates the betting for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at $1.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au while Global Glamour is the only other runner under the $10 mark at $6.50.