A Bold Victory

We are not too long into the 2012/13 racing season and already the evergreen Sequalo has made his mark with his progeny winning 27 races in the last ten weeks.

Amongst that tally are three very nice city winners - as well as the classy Spirit Of Boom who, on the back of two Listed winners, looks set to soon break through for further stakes success having finished close up in three back type events this campaign.

Also in form is the terrific campaigner Bold Glance who, at Eagle Farm on Saturday September 29 recorded a tough on-pace victory over 1500m.

Winning the tenth raced of his outstanding career, the Norm Hilton trained seven-year-old atoned for a previous unplaced run as favourite where he was galloped on during the running.

"Although it wasn't a serious injury, it was bad enough for him to feel it when the pressure went on that day," Hilton said.

"I knew something had to be wrong because he normally shows a lot more fight than he did on that occasion."

"I gave him a few easy days out on the farm and he responded really well."

A horse who has campaigned successfully in Sydney - running third in last year's Doncaster Handicap, Bold Glance may this spring make his first trip to Melbourne.

"There's a 1400m Group Three race at Flemington on Derby Day that would suit Bold Glance," Hilton said - "the same race I won with Poor Judge a couple of years ago."

"It would've been nice to go to Sydney for the Epsom but it's good to see him back in winning form and I might take him to Melbourne instead."

Overracing early for apprentice Kirk Matheson, Bold Glance was pressured by eventual runner-up Poor Judge in the run home but his rider was always confident.

"He was a bit keen early," he said, "but then he settled into a perfect rhythm and travelled really sweetly coming to the home turn."

"He went head and head with the second horse but I knew at the furlong we would get the better of him."

Bahsa and Seeking More have also recorded recent metropolitan victories. The former, when successful at Doomben at only his ninth start, still has plenty of scope for improvement for his owner/breeder Alan Bamberry who also bred and raced the four-year-old's two times winning dam Mystic Garden.

Also a home-bred Seeking More - raced by the Devine family - was impressive saluting at Doomben at debut on October 3.

Only the second foal produced by the dual city winner Coniston Lass, Seeking More is a full brother to the stakes placed eight times metropolitan winner Seek And Find who has won over $265,000 in stakes.

Coniston Lass is a regular at Lyndhurst Stud - last spring served by Drumbeats having produced a Hidden Dragon colt the year before and a Sequalo filly in 2010.

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 06:35

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