Waterhouse and Bott Select Light Finger Stakes for Global Glamour
It seems as though the horse-training duo of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott has made the decision to run their horse Global Glamour in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, rather than waste her on a futile attempt to beat Winx in the Apollo Stakes.
Dodging Winx seems to be one of the better racing tactics of trainers not named Chris Waller as Winx attempts to win her 14th consecutive race.
Global Glamour was considered one of the two horses that could give Winx a race, as she is not only holding an advantage in fitness, as she has three races under her, including one trial, and two Group 1 wins from last spring in the Flight Stakes and the 1000 Guineas. Both those races are 1600 metres and it would have to be said that Winx was off elsewhere, or those wins might not have occurred. Global Glamour is also a front-runner who could give Winx issues with opening a gap that Winx could not close with her patented final 200-metre move.
The three-year-old filly by Star Witness certainly seems to have an upside and she will run in the Light Finger as the current second favourite at $4.60 to the $2.60 price on Omei Sword, much better than the $11.00 she would have carried in the Apollo running against Winx.