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Jockey Tim Clark will be able to take full advantage of an inside barrier for Global Glamour after the on pace mare drew gate three in a capacity field for the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington.

Global Glamour, above, is one of the top fancies in the Myer Classic at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Global Glamour, above, is one of the top fancies in the Myer Classic at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Global Glamour either sets the pace or races with the leaders as she did in scoring a first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 21.

The Star Witness mare was the star three year old filly during the 2016 Spring Carnival with a win in the Group 1 $500,000 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick followed seven days later with a win in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield and co-trainer Gai Waterhouse thinks the four year old mare has improved.

“I think she has improved,” Waterhouse told racing.com.

“She is a bit of a super star, Global Glamour. She is a very dynamic filly and I think she is the horse to beat in the Myer.”

Waterhouse and co-trainer Adrian Bott will also saddle up Prompt Response who has drawn barrier fourteen in the Myer Classic original draw with two of the emergencies drawing inside of her.

Blake Shinn takes over from Damien Oliver who was aboard the mare last start for third to Quilate in the Group 3 $150,000 Ladies’ Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield on October 18 and the top Sydney jockey got a feel of the mare at track work at Flemington on Tuesday morning.

“She went super (in track work),” Waterhouse said.

“She was extremely relaxed for Blake Shinn, Worked over 1200m, gradually picked up in the straight and found the line in the last furlong very strongly without overtaxing herself, it was really good work.”

“She has proven herself the whole time she has been in Melbourne. She has been here for six weeks, has raced at three different tracks and in every one of them she has fought the finish out.”

The Ron Quinton trained pair of Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom will be lining up against each other again in the Myer Classic after clashing at their last three starts during the Sydney Spring Carnival.

Daysee Doom had the better of her stablemate Dixie Blossoms when they finished one, two in the Group 2 $400,000 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill on September 23 but then the placings were reverse when they ran the quinella again in the Group 3 $150,000 Mostyn Copper Angst Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on October 7.

The two mares then stepped out again in the Group 3 $150,000 Nivison (1200m) at Randwick on October 21 with Dixie Blossoms finishing fourth, a nose ahead of Daysee Doom in fifth place.

Corey Brown rides Dixie Blossoms who has drawn barrier nine while Daysee Doom looks likely to jump from the extreme outside barrier in the sixteen horse field with Ben Melham in the saddle.

Last year’s Myer Classic winner I Am A Star has drawn the pole position with Dwayne Dunn taking over the reins from Ben Melham who has been aboard the I Am Invincible mare at her last two starts for a win in the Group 2 $200,000 Stocks Stakes (1600m) at The Valley on September 29 followed by an eighteenth in the Group 1 $500,000 United Petroleum Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on October 14.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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