Lord Glitters Back To Winning Ways At Meydan

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Lord Glitters | Dubai Racing Club

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It had been the better part of 19 months since Group 1 winner Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) had visited a winner's enclosure, but the evergreen 8-year-old gelding turned back the years on Thursday with a three-length score in Meydan's G2 Singspiel S.

Lining up off a fifth-place finish in the Bahrain International Trophy on Nov. 20, Lord Glitters raced with just one behind down the backstretch as Mythical Magic (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) set the tempo and the returning G3 Autumn S. winner and G1 2000 Guineas fourth Military March (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) raced freely about three lengths behind. As Mythical Magic attempted to steal away rounding the bend, Military March began to come under a ride while Lord Glitters all the while was picking off rivals further back. Art Du Val (GB) (No Nay Never) was left in front as the pacesetters began to tire midway down the lane, but Lord Glitters was soon sprinting past him, having already left the late-finishing Zakouski (GB) (Shamardal) and Dream Castle (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in his wake on the way to a handy score. Military March disappointed on his first run since the Guineas, checking in eighth of 11.

Joining trainer David O'Meara partway through his 4-year-old season after being gelded, Lord Glitters won Ascot's Balmoral H. shortly thereafter. He was placed behind a quartet of top-class horses-Addeybb (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), Accidental Agent (GB) (Delegator {GB}), Beat The Bank (GB) (Paco Boy {Ire}) and Lightning Spear (GB) (Pivotal {GB})-in the Lincoln H., G1 Queen Anne S., G2 Summer Mile and G1 Sussex S., respectively, in the summer of 2018 before at last getting off the mark in pattern company in the G3 Strensall S. Lord Glitters was third behind Almond Eye (Jpn) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) over the Singspiel's course and distance in the 2019 G1 Dubai Turf before posting a career high in that year's Queen Anne, and though he had failed to win in the interim he displayed his class last year with placed efforts in the G2 York S. and Strensall and the Listed Doonside Cup behind G1 Champion S. winner Addeybb.

Pedigree Notes

Lord Glitters is out of the dual listed-placed Lady Glitters (Fr) (Homme de Loi {Fr}), who is also the second dam of the G3 Prix Gontaut-Biron scorer Petit Chevalier (Fr), that one being out of her winning daughter Pivoline (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}). Another daughter, Glittering Star (Fr) (Lomitas {GB}), has produced the French listed-placed Cajun (Fr) (Stormy River {Fr}). Lady Glitters is a half-sister to stakes winners Grey Glitters (Fr) (Grey Risk {Fr}) and Loupy Glitters (Fr) (Loup Solitaire), and their dam, Marie Glitters (Crystal Glitters), is a half-sister to the G3 Prix Fille de l'Air scorer Marie De Ken (Fr) (Kendor {Fr}), whose own descendants include the dual group winner and Group 1-placed Ana Marie (Fr) (Anabaa), the listed-winning and Group 1-placed Ana Americana (Fr) (American Post {GB}) and the American Grade II winner Charmo (Fr) (Charnwood Forest {Ire}). The G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud victor Morandi (Fr) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) also appears on the page. Lady Glitters has the as-yet unraced 3-year-old filly Madame Glitters (Fr) (Style Vendome {Fr}) and a 2-year-old filly by Zarak (Fr).

Thursday, Meydan, Dubai
SINGSPIEL S. SPONSORED BY RIVIERA BY AZIZI-G2, $163,000, Meydan, 1-21, NH4yo/up & SH 3yo/up, 9fT, 1:46.82, gd.
1–LORD GLITTERS (FR), 126, g, 8, by Whipper
1st Dam: Lady Glitters (Fr) (MSP-Fr),
                                by Homme de Loi (Ire)
2nd Dam: Marie Glitters, by Crystal Glitters
3rd Dam: Marie de Vez (Fr), by Crystal Palace (Fr)
(€25,000 Ylg '14 AR14; €270,000 HRA '17 ARJUN). O-Geoff &
Sandra Turnbull; B-SCA Elevage de Tourgeville & Mme Hilary
Erculiani (FR); T-David O'Meara; J-Adrie de Vries. $97,800.
Lifetime Record: G1SW-Eng, G1SP-UAE, SP-Fr, 33-8-9-4,
$2,048,244. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the
   eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Zakouski (GB), 126, g, 5, Shamardal–O'Giselle (Aus), by
Octagonal (NZ). O/B-Godolphin (GB); T-Charlie Appleby.
$32,600.
3–Dream Castle (GB), 126, g, 7, Frankel (GB)–Sand Vixen (GB),
by Dubawi (Ire). O-Godolphin; B-Darley (GB); T-Saeed bin
Suroor. $16,300.
Margins: 3, 1HF, NK. Also Ran: Art Du Val (GB), Bless Him (Ire), Kinross (GB), For The Top (Arg), Military March (GB), Eqtiraan (Ire), Mythical Magic (Ire), Oasis Charm (GB).
Click for the Racing Post result. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.

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