The Star Witness filly scored a dashing win in last Saturday’s Group One Flight Stakes in Sydney and proved that win was no fluke with another big race success
Sent out the second favourite, Global Glamour was able to lead from barrier to box, hitting the line strongly to defeat I Am a Star and National Weanling Sale purchase Whispering Brook.
“She’s an absolute star,” co-trainer Adrian Bott said. “We saw her put it all together last start and she’s taken it to another level today.”
Bott said early on, after a sensational debut win, they felt the filly was a leading Golden Slipper contender, but things didn’t quite work out.
They’ve certainly worked out now and her legion of owners – around 40 spread across seven countries were cheering again, a second Group One in a week.
Bott’s co-trainer Gai Waterhouse praised the filly’s buyer James Bester and was quick to celebrate the win with a large group of ladies on course.
“There are a couple of options – maybe the Coolmore Classic – the mile race for fillies and mares and she’s a Magic Millions horse and all of the ladies from around the world can catch up again there perhaps,” she said.
The $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas in January looks an ideal option for a star filly – on the second anniversary of her purchase on the Gold Coast.
“She’s done a great job,” a delighted winning rider Kerrin McEvoy said. “Gai and Adrian have had to back her up within the week.”
“She was pretty dominant in the Flight and to his credit (the winning rider on that occasion) Timmy Clark filled me in and gave me a few pointers as to keep her sweet because she can be a tricky ride.”
“We were able to get out and into a great rhythm. She was so tough – she’s a good type, well put together and she’s light on her feet.”
“I knew we were going to be hard to catch going past the three (furlong, 600m) pole and she proved that,” McEvoy added.
A Victorian bred daughter of Blue Diamond Stakes winner Star Witness, Global Glamour was purchased by leading bloodstock agent James Bester for $65,000 on behalf of the It’s All About the Girls Syndicate, a group brought together because of the world first Magic Millions Racing Women promotion.
The filly was bred and sold by the O’Brien family’s Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale on the Saturday night of the auction.
“That was a great win,” a delighted breeder and vendor James O’Brien said. “She’s very tough and to win two Group One in a week in two states is incredible.”
Global Glamour is the fourth Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase to win the Thousand Guineas in the past six years. The other two in that time were homebreds.