Glenlogan results and runners this week

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Queensland’s leading thoroughbred nursery, Glenlogan Park, has unquestionably built a reputation as one of the very best winner-getting farms in all of the land, however the past few week’s racing results have elevated that appeal to an even greater level as the farm can now lay claim to breeding, rearing and selling two of the most promising sire prospects currently in racing.

Last Saturday’s Sir Rupert Clarke victor, Toorak Toff, became the 2nd entire in the space of 2 weeks to win at Group level after doing his growing up in the paddocks at Glenlogan – a fact Love Conquers All can also boast after having claimed the $200,000 G2 Shorts Handicap just the 1 week earlier.

Toorak Toff is by the farm’s Champion Sire Show A Heart and, as a mirror image of his father, has tremendous stud appeal as he represents the last remaining sire-line of the once mighty Star-Kingdom.

The dual G1 winner, who was knocked down for $135,000 from the Glenlogan Park Magic Millions 2009 draft, took his earnings close to $1.3million after claiming his 2nd victory at the highest level last Saturday. He has now won an impressive 6 of his 14 career starts and is a Group winner at ages 2, 3 and 4.

Trainer Rick Hore Lacy has targeted Toorak Toff towards next weekend’s G1 Toorak Handicap (1600m), coincidentally a race his sire, Show A Heart, was successful in back in 2001 also as a 4YO, and there is little question the flashy chestnut will be exceptionally tough to hold out if he has any luck in running.

Glenlogan Park’s other sire prospect currently in dynamic form is the magnificent looking Love Conquers All – a $400,000 yearling from their Magic Millions draft in 2008.

Love Conquers All also has prizemoney nearing the $1.3million mark and will line up as the favourite in tomorrow’s $200,000 G2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) from Randwick after a barnstorming victory 2 weeks ago.

As a 3 time G1 placed runner-up, Love Conquers All looks destined to add his name to an ever increasing list of victors at the highest level to wear the GP brand of Glenlogan Park on their shoulders.


SHOW A HEART’S outstanding sprinter/miler, Woorim, will be looking for a quick turnaround in fortunes tonight when he takes his place in the last race from Moonee Valley over the mile.

The Group winning gelding was sent out as one of the fancies in last weekend’s G1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, won by paternal brother Toorak Toff, but failed to stretch out at any stage on a track rated by most trainers as simply not acceptable.

“It has been well documented that Woorim has always had feet issues,” trainer Rob Heathcote said. “So when the track was that hard he simply never extended at all.

“It was really disappointing, as we had expected him to be fighting out the finish, but the track playing to leaders and the concrete-like surface meant he never really had his chance.

“What, if any, effect that has had on him mentally or physically we won’t really know until we put him down in a race again however he appears to have come through it unscathed and we will line him up tonight at The Valley.

“It was a tough decision as to whether to wait 1 more week and stay on track for The Toorak or go forward with tonight’s option but, in the end we thought another run around Moonee Valley would give us more options and at least we can be assured of getting a surface with good give in it.

“The track often plays to on-pacers at these night meetings and he will also have to lump a massive weight (61.5kgs), so our expectations aren’t high for a victory – but we do want to see him stretch out and attack the line.”


BRADBURY’S LUCK has been in white-hot form over the last week, having produced 3 very impressive winning gallopers who all look capable of taking good steps this campaign.

Kicking off the run for Bradbury’s Luck was his progressive Singaporean galloper Cash Luck, who gave all of his rivals a start and a good beating last Friday night.

Sent out the short priced favourite, the son of Bradbury’s Luck scored a widening 2 length victory over his rivals after conceding the field a massive start at the top of the straight.

Trained by Michael Freedman, who has had plenty of luck with the breed, Cash Luck certainly looks capable of working his way through the grades.

“He had a nice 5 or 6 weeks break after the Golden Horseshoe, as he had done a good job through his early races,” Michael said. “I won’t overtax him now either. There are some really nice opportunities for him coming up but if we look after him this campaign then I am sure we will have plenty of fun in the future.”

Next cab off the rank for Bradbury’s was his talented 4YO gelding Luckygray, who returned from a long spell with an authoritative victory at Belmont last Saturday.

Trainer Gino Poletti is excited about where his youngster will take him long term but warns it may still be another campaign or 2 before we see the very best of him.

“It is hard to say about a horse who has already won 4 from 6, but I do think this fellow can be something special in another year or so,” Poletti said. “Everything he does he just seems to complete with ease but he is still a horse I take along slowly and he will be even better when he fully matures.

“I have a couple of things in the back of my mind as to where he will go this campaign but I just want to take it 1 step at a time – so we will run in another ratings race before we tackle stakes grade.”

The 3rd impressive winner for Bradbury’s Luck came a little closer to home, with the Brian Wakefield trained mare Nuptse returning from a good break to register a terrific victory at Doomben on Wednesday.

“It was a very good win,” Brian said not long after the race. “They ran home their last 600m in 32.9 and she did it with something in reserve.

“She is a mare with plenty of upside and there is still a good deal of improvement to come.

“I am confident that eventually she will be a blinkers horse but at the moment I am happy to just let her learn her craft the way she is going.

“We will sit down over the next few days and have a look around for the right Saturday race but I would not rule out taking her south for a shot at some of the carnival riches.

“I expected her to race well today but she probably surprised me a little with the ease in which she handled such quality opposition (with the boom horse Found The One was some 3 lengths in arrears).

“She is very casual on the track but come raceday she is all business and I am sure she has a fantastic future.”

NUPTSE – Bradbury’s Luck mare who looks to have a very bright future.

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GLENLOGAN PARK sired runners look set to again play a prominent role around the country this weekend, with seemingly plenty of good chances both on their home territory of Queensland and also interstate.

Tomorrow’s Class 6 Handicap from Eagle Farm (R7) sees two Glenlogan Park bred horses lining up with different racing patterns but genuine hopes.

Prost, by Show A Heart, delivered an almost “had to be seen to be believed” type performance two weeks ago when he charged from the tail of the field to swamp the leader in an extraordinary final sectional. A repeat of that effort tomorrow will see him very hard to hold out.

Whilst Extreme Mover, by Falvelon, did all the bullocking work up front and wide on the same day but just kept fighting all the way to the line. If he gets a cozier run in transit on Saturday he is going to prove hard to run past.

PROST – by Show A Heart         Extreme Mover – by Falvelon

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SHOW A HEART will have a terrific chance of starting the day off on the right foot for the Glenlogan Park stallions when his up-and-coming 3YO Strip Show faces the starter for just the 3rd time in Race 1 from Eagle Farm.

The progressive filly will be coming off a midweek maiden victory but indicated she had a very bright future by really attacking the line late over the 1350m and she should get a nice run throughout tomorrow from barrier 1 and then be strong at the finish over the concluding stages.

It is a big step up in grade but she is drawn to box seat and she is a wonderful chance at each way odds.


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The 4th race on the card from eagle Farm tomorrow will see 3 great Glenlogan Park bred chances at very good odds.

Jet Spur will provide two 4YO mares in the shape of Fanciful and Tabassi – with both in top form and sure to give their supporters plenty to cheer for.

Fanciful possesses a massive finishing burst and is coming off a barnstorming victory 2 weeks ago. Prior to that she was unlucky not to salute in her two previous outings and, if the pace is on tomorrow and she can get a clear run at them in the straight, then she is a real chance of just powering right over the top of them.

Tabassi is another Jet Spur racing in great heart, having won or placed in all of her last 5 outings. The Matt Dunn trained mare will have to overcome the horror alley of 15 but is an on-pace runner and is ultra fit. If she can get to the front without spending too much petrol then she will give a kick in the straight that may prove tough to pull back.

Lining up against both of these Jet Spur mares will be the talented Show A Heart 4YO Hearts ‘N’ Diamonds.

In what could be viewed as a level of confidence, trainer Jason McLachlan scratched his Show A Heart mare from an easier midweek assignment to concentrate on this race and he has made no secret of the fact he has considered her a high quality individual right from the time he first threw a saddle over her.

She goes ultra well fresh and last time in work she split two very good horses in Excellantes and Wonderful Lass when first produced. She too has an awkward alley but may very well just turn out to be the best horse in this race.

Other runners certainly worth keeping an eye on from around the country include Falvelon’s very consitent galloper Craiglea Falcon who lines up i nthe final event from Eagle Farm tomorrow. A victory in this race will see his earnings soar above the one quarter of one million dollar mark.

From the Gold Coast there are defintie chances in Race 5 with Aessex (by Jet Spur), Race 6 with Hyacinths’n’honey (by Show A Heart) and Race 7 with Thefifthhole (by Jet Spur).

Other good Saturday chances include the Jet Spur pair Dulacca Jet, whocis set to resume in Toowoomba race 1 and Chilliad who lines up in Newcastle Race 3.

Across the Tasman, Show A Heart’s stakes performed mare I’m Your Venus will be resuming from a spell in Race 9 as she gears up for some of the better events in the not too distant future.