Glam Guru has a Melbourne goal
HALL Of Fame trainer Leon Macdonald will take exciting filly Glam Guru back to Melbourne after she made it consecutive Adelaide wins at Morphettville yesterday.
The three-year-old, who finished down the track at Flemington back in March, could not have been more impressive leading throughout for a soft 4.5 length win.
Macdonald said they made the decision to take chance out of the equation pre-race by riding the filly forward in the small six-horse field.
“It was a little worry with no pace in the race but we decided that she was the best horse in the race - she had to make it for herself,’’ Macdonald said.
Macdonald said while Glam Guru still had a long way to go he was encouraged by the impressive performance of Adelaide youngsters Split Lip and Eclair Sunshine who were both narrowly beaten at Flemington in Melbourne.
“She’s still got to prove it; when you look at the Adelaide form in Melbourne today, she’s probably up there with those horses, so we’ll give her a shot.
“She’ll go to the Guineas Prelude.’’
MEANWHILE, in-form trainer Will Clarken is also looking towards Melbourne with exciting former New South Wales galloper Steel Frost.
The lightly-raced five-yearold settled back on a good speed before overpowering rivals to score impressively by more than 3-1/2 lengths, his second win from as many starts in South Australia.
“He’s a nice horse going somewhere,’’ Clarken said.
“I haven’t had a horse train on from his first start to his second start like this horse has, he’s just thrived in the stable.
“I really think he would have been hard to beat in the Balaklava Cup.
“There are a couple of options for him, there is a race at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate eve, but we’ll just let the dust settle and go from there.’’
Jockey Todd Pannell said Steel Frost thrived on a solid tempo up front before cutting down his rivals with relative ease.
“He really let down today,’’ Pannell said.
“I was happy with the speed in the race. He was never out of his rhythm and he was always going to let down nice.’’
IMPRESSIVE: Glam Guru will get another chance in Melbourne after a win at Morphettville.