The Daily Wrap

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Global Glamour retired

Dual Group One-winning mare Global Glamour (Star Witness) has been retired.

A winner of over $1.56 million in prizemoney, she won of 19 starts including the G1 Flight Stakes and the G1 Thousand Guineas for her trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

She also achieved stakes success in the G2 Light Fingers Stakes and Group 2 Tristarc Stakes in 2017.

Global Glamour was a$65,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm draft for agent James Bester on behalf of the It's All About the Girls Syndicate.

She is from the city winning mare Spectacula (Testa Rossa), who has a yearling full sister to Global Glamour as well as an unnamed 2-year-old by Street Boss (USA).

Osborne to make his presence felt

James Cummings is confident Osborne Bulls (Street Cry {Ire}) can make the most of his late opportunity and make his presence felt in Saturday's the TAB Everest.

Osborne Bulls became the first horse to gain a slot in Australia's richest race via an emergency after his stablemate Home Of The Brave (GB) {Starspangledbanner) was scratched on Tuesday with an elevated temperature.

Cummings told RSN that the 5-year-old was ready to put his best foot forward in The Everest.

"We're very lucky and pleased to have him in the race. The horse is in great shape, he's as good as we've ever had him. He's the outsider and the first emergency ever to gain a start in an Everest, and hopefully, that turns out not such a bad tag to have," Cummings said.

It’s no surprise that Tommy Berry has been instructed to ride Osborne Bulls cold, with Cummings expecting the Godolphin gelding to have the last crack at them

"There's good pressure in the race and Osborne Bulls is a backmarker. He’ll find his own rhythm," he said. "Hopefully, there's enough pressure for the backmarkers to be working into it, and he's going to get the opportunity on the back of something working into it nicely like a Shoals or a Santa Ana Lane."

Osborne Bulls is only one of two horses in the race who haven't won a Group 1, but Cummings believe the track conditions could make class less of a factor.

"All things being equal, he hasn't yet proven himself at the grade. The old fashioned race goers will say, weight for age is weight for age, however, the rainfall we’ve had there throughout the week, it’s not uncommon in a wet TJ Smith to see a long-priced horse give the class horses a bit of scare and that's what we are banking on," Cummings said.

Angland's loss is Oliver's gain

Tye Angland's hopes of riding Ace High (High Chaparral {Ire}) in the G1 Caulfield Cup have been dashed despite winning his appeal against a careless riding charge.

Angland was outed for his ride on Aramayo (Poet's Voice {GB}) in the G1 Spring Champion S. and while he got his ban reduced on appeal, it wasn't enough for him to be free to ride last year's Victoria Derby winner.

Oliver, a four-time winner of the race, picked up the ride.

Meanwhile Hugh Bowman will partner the Lloyd Williams-owned The Cliffsofmoher (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the Caulfield Cup with a view to riding the Aidan O'Brien trained import in the Melbourne Cup.

Kiwi colt runs choice time

A son of Coats Choice (Redoute’s Choice), Lot 115, posted the fastest breeze-up time during the final session at Warwick Farm on Friday morning.

A dozen 2-year-olds stretched their legs on the inside synthetic track ahead of Monday’s Inglis Ready2Race Sale and Kiltannon Stables’ colt clocked 10.31 seconds.

A brother to the multiple black type winner Milo (NZ), he is out of Milk And Honey (NZ) (Woodman {USA}), whose grandmother is the six-time North American Group 1 winner Bold ‘N Determined (USA) (Bold And Brave {USA}).

Sale day live and on-line bidding will again be available on Monday at the Inglis website, and the sale will be broadcast live on the Inglis Facebook page.

Also on Monday, one lucky buyer will win a unique opportunity to join in The Everest experience and up to $300,000.

Every time a horse is sold, be it at the fall of the hammer or a passed In Lot throughout the day, the call buyers’ name will enter a draw. The more horses purchased, the more chances of winning.

If the Inglis slot runner in the 2019 The Everest wins the race, the prize winner will win a $300,000 credit at the 2019 Ready2Race Sale.

The prize will be $100,000 if the Inglis Everest representative runs second, $50,000 if it finishes third and $20,000 if the horse finishes 4th-12th in the 2019 Everest.

The prize also includes the benefits of being a part of the Inglis slot team in the lead-up to and on Everest Day next year. The draw will take place 30 minutes after the last Lot is offered.

Selling at Monday’s Inglis Ready2Race Sale will commence at 11am at the Riverside Stables.

De Sousa still in Cup mix

Champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa has copped a lengthy ban, but he will be free in time to ride in the G1 Melbourne Cup.

He will miss Champions Day at Ascot though after receiving an 18-day suspension with six days deferred.

De Sousa was suspended under the totting up rule for using his whip more than allowed on too many occasions within a six-month period.

He has been booked for the Roger Charlton-trained Withhold (GB) (Champs Elysee {GB}) in the G1 Melbourne Cup, but the horse still has to make the field.

The G3 Geelong Cup may be a lead-up option to earn a penalty and a rise up the order of entry.

Withhold has won four of his 11 starts and was successful in the Northumberland Plate H., over 3200 metres last time out. Prior to that, he won the Cesarewitch H., over 3400 metres.

He is from the family of the multiple Group 1 winners Commander In Chief (GB) (Dancing Brave {USA}) and Warning (GB) (Known Fact {USA}).

Industrial action suspended

Stakeholders have suspended strike action against state government treatment of Queensland's racing industry.

The group made up of trainers, jockeys, owners and breeders had been planning to strike on Cox Plate day and Melbourne Cup day.

They are upset at a general lack of government support of the industry and the distribution of the new 15 per cent Point of Consumption tax.

The alliance met with Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe and treasurer Jackie Trad earlier this week.

“We are very pleased with the way the Government has listened and recognised our concerns since our meeting with the Deputy Premier and the Racing Minister,” the alliance said.

“Negotiations are proceeding well and we are quite confident that the Racing Queensland team is getting closer to achieving a positive outcome.

"Our goal has been from the outset to obtain a better deal for the thoroughbred racing industry, a deal that can restore confidence through an immediate boost on returns to participants through prize money increases.”

The group said it would put a hold on plans for industrial action in the short term providing an acceptable agreement for recurring returns to industry participants could be achieved.

Group target for Demonetization

Demonetization (NZ) (All Too Hard) will have one more handicap run before he steps back up to black type level.

Last season’s G2 Auckland Guineas winner has Saturday’s Team Wealleans Matamata Cup as a lead in to the Gr.3 OMFS., at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day.

“He gets in well with the 54kg on his back on Saturday,” trainer Nigel Tiley said.

“He’s looking for the 1600m already. I would have run him first-up over 1400m, but there just wasn’t anything suitable for him.

“He’s a pretty good horse and he is very forward, so I am expecting a good run.”

Demonetization was the early favourite for the G1 New Zealand Derby before suffering a stress fracture of his hock, but Tiley said he had made a complete recovery.

The 4-year-old got home late four fourth when resuming at Pukekohe over an unsuitable short 1200 metre trip.

Filly deserves change of luck

Co-trainer Murray Baker is hoping for a change of fortune with Peaceful (NZ) (Savabeel) in Saturday’s G1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.

She finished an unlucky sixth in her Australian debut in the Listed Antler Luggage S., at Flemington last Saturday.

“If she got a decent run she would have been right in the finish last Saturday,” Baker said.

“I was encouraged by what she did in her first run in Australia."

“Drawing barrier 12 in the Thousand Guineas is not ideal, but one thing I will say is she will be strong late and will eat up the 1600m.”