Heavy track holds no fears for Glam

Danny O’Brien is confident the persistent rains which have engulfed south-east Queensland will not adversely affect Absolut Glam’s Doomben 10,000 chances on Saturday.


The Flemington trainer is confident his mare will relish the heavy track predicted for tomorrow’s Group 1 event, where she will be ridden by Michael Rodd.


“Her record on rain-effected going is excellent,” O’Brien said.


“Last winter up in Queensland she won the Group 1 Winter Stakes on a slow track and the start before that she ran a luckless fourth in the Stradbroke on slow going as well.


“Add that with the fact that she has either won or placed in all four of her dead track starts and you can see she loves give in the ground.”


Absolut Glam is in terrific form after a fast-finishing fourth in the BTC Cup at Doomben on May 9.


“Her lead-up run in the BTC Cup was excellent and her condition has improved since that run.”


Absolut Glam has drawn barrier 13 in the field of 17 and the wide draw is not of a concern to O’Brien.


“Given the rain they have had this week being three-wide with cover might just be the place to be by Race 5,” he said.


“She is the type of horse that appreciates galloping room so we are not concerned by the draw.”


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