Glamour Puss off to Ascot

Glamour Puss, a gallant second in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, is to campaign later this year in England.

Bred and owned by Garry Chittick of Waikato Stud, the Tale Of The Cat mare has proven to be one of the best sprinters in Australia in recent times, with Group 1 victories in the Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville and Salinger Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day last year. Five days later she won the Group 2 'The Age' Classic.

Stud Manager Mark Chittick confirmed today that Glamour Puss has been invited to race in England. She will begin her overseas venture in the Group 2 King Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 20 before 'backing up' four days later in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes, again at the famed Berkshire track.

Both races were won three years ago by outstanding Australian sprinter Choisir.

Chittick said that the mare would also be entered for the Group 1 July Cup, run at Newmarket on July 11.

From the Centaine mare Escada, Glamour Puss began her racing career in New Zealand before being transferred to Danny O'Brien in Melbourne. She's had a total of 24 starts for nine wins, eight placings and over A$1.2 million in prizemoney