Glam draw for Stradbroke

Absolut Glam has drawn to atone for her half-length defeat in last year’s Stradbroke Handicap on Saturday at Eagle Farm.

The Danny O’Brien trained mare drew barrier 8 in a field of 20 at today’s barrier draw for the $1 million feature, which is a far cry from her draw of 17 in last year’s running.

“Her run was tremendous last year to get so close for the wide draw and hopefully this week she can put in another performance like that one,” O’Brien said.

At her last start in the Doomben 10,000 Absolut Glam was galloped on in the run and she finished near the tail of the field.

“She has bounced back well from that incident and her work on the course proper yesterday at Eagle Farm was excellent. We are confident she will run well,” O’Brien said.

Star jockey Michael Rodd has stuck with the four-year-old for the Group 1 event.

O’Brien also has last start winner Ballack in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup with Hugh Bowman to replace the suspended Damien Oliver in the saddle at Eagle Farm on the weekend, while promising three-year-old Keano, to be ridden by Corey Brown, will take on the older horses in the listed Lightning Handicap.

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