Lord Glitters rewarded with big-race prize in Strensall Stakes

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Lord Glitters landed a first Group-race success with a battling performance in the Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes at York.

A strong-finishing third in the Group One Sussex Stakes on his previous start, David O’Meara’s five-year-old was not inconvenienced by the step up to nine furlongs as he saw off the challenge of Mustashry.

Chief Ironside made the running well into the straight, where the field panned out across the course.

Lord Glitters had a little ground to make up, but gamely stuck to his task to hold Mustashry, winner of this race last year, by half a length under Danny Tudhope.

Chief Ironside stuck on for third place, two and a half lengths away.

“He was grand for the first couple of furlongs, then it looked like they steadied up and he got a bit keen, but he saw it out well,” said O’Meara.

“There was a small concern about going up a little bit in trip whether firstly he’d settle and secondly would he stay, but he did it well and he was well on top at the end.

“He’s a very good horse. He’s been unlucky not to have won a Group One in this country.”

He added: “The Woodbine Mile next month is on his agenda and then after that we’ll see. He’s gone well at Ascot, so you’d like to think the QEII in the middle of October would suit him well.”

Lord Glitters was left unchanged at 8-1 with Paddy Power for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on October 20.

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