Glass Harmonium Will Seek Debut Australian Win In Eagle Farm Cup

By: Sarah Fortnum
May 25th, 2011
Mike Moroney

Mike Moroney will look to the Eagle Farm Cup for Glass Harmonium's next race

Mike Moroney is looking towards an Eagle Farm Cup start for Glass Harmonium, who finished third in the Doomben Cup last Saturday.

The New Zealand import was equal favourite for the race but couldn’t hold on to the win after going to an early six lengths lead straight out of the barriers.

Moroney said he did not blame jockey Hugh Bowman for going hard so early on in the race.

“It was a good run,” Moroney said.

“I watched the replay and I could see why he did what he did.”

Glass Harmonium has recovered well after sustaining a cut to his leg after the race.

“It’s alright,” Moroney said.

“Luckily it settled down pretty quick and it was only superficial.”

The trainer will now aim the five-year-old gelding at the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup on June 4, before which he is hoping to sort out the horse’s barrier troubles.

“If he’s got a little problem it’s in the barriers,” Moroney said.

Moroney’s King Pulse also raced at Doomben last weekend, recording a fifth in the BRC Sprint.

King Pulse is said to have pulled up well from his tough run.

“He went about how we expected,” Moroney said.

“He’s come through very well.”

Another of the Pulse brothers, African Pulse, finished second in his second ever run at Flemington on Saturday.

Moroney was disappointed in the result that saw the two-year-old colt lose to Jackpot Queen by a nose.

“(It is) a little disappointing that he got beaten because we think a lot of him,” he said.

“When you’ve got 58 on your back up the straight it’s pretty hard to be leading all the way.”

Moroney’s Tinseltown will run this Saturday after recovering from a fall in the Sydney Cup last month.

“When he had that fall, and it was quite a nasty fall, we thought we’d just give him some time to get over it,” Moroney said.

“We just hope he can have clear running on Saturday.”

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