Later, Global Glamour (pictured above) makes her first appearance north of the border in the Nudgee Quality (Race 8) over 1200m after a bumper spring campaign that yielded Group 1 wins in both the Flight Stakes and Thousand Guineas.
While she looked good in a recent trial and has drawn soundly in five, the 59.5kgs is a decent impost against some capable mares and at the prices we’re happy to accommodate any clients wanting to load up on her in the last event on the card.
Her main opposition is expected to come from the in-form Kinshaschi, who has finished amongst the placings at all nine of her career starts to date and will be ridden by Jeff Lloyd.
The South African has the local jockey’s premiership shot to bits once again and may elect to go back from the tricky draw and save his charge for a final burst.
Kris Lees will saddle up three starters and while both Brook Road and Press Report have their moments, it’s likely to be Zestful who carries the real expectations of the Novocastrian.
She’ll drop 6.5kgs off her first-up win at Canterbury and has already met with some specking in early markets to topple the favourite.
- Global Glamour
- Elegant Composure
- Ocean Embers