One of Sequalo's best, the tough and talented Bold Glance took his prize money tally to beyond $815,000 with a determined victory at Doomben last Saturday.
Having only his third run back from a spell, the nine times winning seven-year-old who had been an unlucky third in the LIsted Ascot Quality at his previous outing, booked himself a trip to Sydney for the Gr.1 Epsom Handicap in October.
Third to Sacred Choice and Loveconquersall in the Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap last spring, Bold Glance had not had much luck since and it was good to see him back in the winner's stall.
"He put in a couple of poor runs during the winter," trainer Norm Hilton said, "and I knew there was something troubling him."
"There were a few bone chips floating around in his fetlocks so he was operated on to clean them out."
Troubles again during his next campaign with Bold Glance requiring a throat operation that thankfully proved successful.
"My vet John Barnwell said the throat operation was a fairly simple procedure and told me there was no reason why he couldn't keep racing once it was done."
Not only has he made it back to the track, but he is again racing well - "he's getting back to near his best form again," Hilton said, "and I'll look around for another race in Sydney before he runs in the Epsom."
In other Lyndhurst news from the weekend, it was good to see Spinnawitch break through for her first win at Listed level - the lightly raced six-year-old proving too strong for her rivals in the Winter Challenge at Warwick Farm. Her dam Zerelda produced a lovely Hidden Dragon colt last spring - bred by Balthasar Pty Ltd and Doug Newberry.