Global Glamour to relish heavy track in Furious Stakes

Lightly raced filly Global Glamour will relish the heavy track conditions in today’s Group 2 $175,000 Fitzy & Wippa’s Fast & Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.

Tommy Berry, above, rides Global Glamour in the Furious Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Tommy Berry, above, rides Global Glamour in the Furious Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Global Glamour handled the heavy track with ease when she ploughed through the wet conditions to record a six and a quarter lengths win in a 1000m two year old maiden at Kembla Grange on January 30.

The Randwick track was rated a heavy 9 this morning after receiving 28.2mm of rain in the last twenty-four hours and a total of 45.6mm for the last seven days.

Adrian Bott, who trains in partnership with Gai Waterhouse, told The Daily Telegraph that the filly hasn’t been seen since because she has been recovering after a bone chip had to be removed from a fetlock.

“This is a filly we hold in very high regard,’’ Bott said.

“She would have been one of our leading Golden Slipper hopes last season but she had to go for a spell after the bone chip was removed from a fetlock.”

Global Glamour has had two recent Randwick barrier trials for a second over 749m on a heavy track and a win on a soft track over 735m in preparation her return to the race track.

“She has had a couple of nice trials leading up to the Furious Stakes and they have both been on rain-affected going,” Bott said.

“She is also effective on top of the ground so it doesn’t matter to us what track surface is served up to us as she will handle it.’’

The Star Witness filly has drawn barrier seven with Tommy Berry to ride.

Global Glamour is vying for favouritism for the Furious Stakes and is on the second line of betting at $5.50 with the Chris Waller trained Awoke at Ladbrokes.com.au just behind Melbourne filly I Am A Star at $5.

The Shane Nichols trained I Am A Star is the winner of three of her four starts and resumed from a spell to score a come from behind win in the Group 3 $150,000 Winslow Group Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 13.

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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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