Bold Glance and Bluey back to their best

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Last time I talked to Norm Hilton his star sprinter/miler Bold Glance was on the verge of retirement with a throat problem. Looking at his form since his return to racing, that is a thing of the past and the horse is right back on track!

“We have rectified the throat problem and he seems good. His first run he may have been a bit new, but his next run was really good.” Hilton said.

The target at this stage may just be the Epsom in Sydney, but we should see him Saturday week and with the likelihood of getting a big weight you will probably see a 3kg claiming apprentice aboard. He is a great horse on his day as his win in the Magic Millions cup, and his third in the Doncaster of 2011 show.

Carry Me Bluey hasn’t had a lot go his way this preparation but struck form at Grafton last start in a dominant win. Hilton said he feels the horse had conditions to suit and he showed what he can do on his day. “He didn’t appreciate the wet tracks there for a couple of runs and he probably wasn’t ridden exactly how I’d like him ridden, he likes to get to the outside and come home like a train.” I asked if the summer series up here would be an option later in the year and Norm said that is an option but would talk to the owners and that will help make a decision.

The other horse coming off a win is Norocos, who won the famous last race of the Grafton carnival, the 1000m Kirby handicap. Norm thought she was running well in some tough races and that the Kirby would be tailor made, he couldn’t have been more right! She will head to a class 6 fillies and mares race in Brisbane on Saturday the 28th of July.

There were also a few nice trailers Tuesday from the stable including Exotic Sequel and Swiss Air that can run well soon. It always pays to follow a stable that is firing, and that’s the case with Norm and his team at the minute, I’m on board!