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It was a case of so close, yet so far for Lord Glitters in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot when having his first run in a QIPCO British Champions Series race.
The five-year-old son of Whipper made eye-catching headway in the closing stages of the mile contest under Jamie Spencer but was caught late on by Accidental Agent and went down by a half-length.
“I’m delighted with Lord Glitters. He has a huge engine and I think like a lot of the horses in the race, he would have preferred a stronger gallop, but I’m delighted with him,” Yorkshire-based trainer David O’Meara said:
“He was the lowest-rated horse in the race and we were thinking about this race or the Royal Hunt Cup, but he’s run a blinder. He really likes it at this track and he always seems to run well here.”
Lord Glitters confirmed that on his next start when splitting Beat The Bank and Sudois, his stablemate, in a thrilling Summer Mile back at the Berkshire venue.
A return to Ascot before the year is out seems certain. He produced a remarkable late thrust to win the Balmoral Handicap on QIPCO British Champions Day at the Berkshire venue in October, having gone into many notebooks when runner-up at the course on his previous start.
The ground at Royal Ascot was good to firm but Lord Glitters seems equally at home on a soft surface.
On his next start he was edged out by Beat The Bank in the Summer Mile, again at Acot, and then he was third in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.
“It was one of those messy races – he was a touch unlucky but he’s a fantastic horse and I do think if things drop right for him he’ll win one of these,” O’Meara said.
He made the most of a drop in grade when landing the Group 3 Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes at York but failed to make an impact in the Woodbine Mile, in Canada, on his latest start after getting restless before the start.
Lord Glitters has had only ten starts for O’Meara, having previously won four races in France.
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