The familiar colours of Sir Owen Glenn earned a major chunk of the $1,000,000 prizemoney associated with the initial running of the Golden Gift (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, when seen sported by the first and third in the feature juvenile event in the form of Dame Giselle (by I Am Invincible) and Blaze A Trail (by Criterion) respectively.
Two of 14 starters in the newly created 2-year-old attraction of the Sydney spring racing period, the same set of colours looked to have the race won virtually every step of the way, Blaze A Trail racing prominently during the early stanza of the essay before Dame Giselle chimed in late in the straight to dominate the finish.
Splitting the two on the line proved to be the fast finishing See You Soon (by Siyouni) after being dropped out and ridden at the tail of the field immediately after the break, and then hitting the winning post strongly over the concluding stages.
In a highly intriguing new feature to Sydney racing, the Golden Gift provided no shortage of side stories, but none more fascinating than the participation of Sir Owen Glenn’s two representatives. (read more…)