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Cursory Glance Retired From Racing


Cursory Glance Winning at The Curragh | Racing Post

One of last season’s leading juvenile fillies, Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor) has been retired from racing. The Roger Varian-trained filly has not been seen on the track this season, having met with a training setback in the spring. Another flare up of the same injury has led connections to call time on her short racing career.

“Unfortunately she has a reoccurrence of the ankle injury which she suffered earlier in the year and owner Craig Bennett has taken the decision to retire her to stud,” Varian explained. “It is a huge shame that she didn’t get a chance to showcase her exceptional talent on the racecourse this season.”

Cursory Glance shot to prominence when winning the G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot last year before finding only Tiggy Wiggy (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) too good in the G2 Lowther S. at York. She then regained the winning thread at The Curragh when beating Lucida (Ire) (Shamardal) in the G1 Moyglare Stud S, on what was to be her final outing.

Roger Varian believes she had what it takes to have been a Classic and Group 1 contender this year.

“The form of her win in the Moyglare has been franked consistently throughout this year,” said Varian. “The work she has shown us on the gallops at home this season gives me every reason to think that she would also be a Group 1 winner at three–sadly it was not to be.”

Cursory Glance bred by her owner Craig Bennett’s Merry Fox Stud, who enjoyed Group 1 success last weekend in Germany with Second Step (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}).



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