Puss and Falkirk not forgotten

With all the attention in the UK being focussed on Joe Janiak and Takeover Target, punters might be forgiven for thinking he is the only Australian runner at Royal Ascot.

However Glamour Puss and Falkirk have not been overlooked by bookmakers and both have firmed in the last couple of days on most betting agencies boards.

Speaking to Dan O’Brien, one gets the feeling he is very happy with Glamour Puss.

O’Brien told Racing and Sports he was very happy with the way his Group One winning mare had progressed since arriving in the UK.

“I am quite pleased with her condition. Everything has been spot on since she arrived here. Her coat is great and she is happy and working as well as any time in her career,” O’Brien said.

“I am not worried by the five furlongs of the King’s Stand. Before this she has never been really set for that distance, which is why she has never raced over it previously.”

O’Brien revealed to Racing and Sports, no decisions had been taken for the Tale Of The Cat mare past the Royal meeting.

There is every chance she will return to Australia after Royal Ascot to be mated with boom stallion Redoute’s Choice, but O’Brien has not ruled out a July Cup run if her form warrants it.

Giant UK bookmaking firm Ladbrokes told Racing and Sports they had avoided the big plunge on the mare in the last few days as they always had her “unders” on what other bookies had offered.

by Gary Crispe - AAPRacingandsports