The prancing horse aims for Cup glory
If Glass Harmonium had a fan club there is little doubt he would be the President, CEO and number one ticket holder, plain and simple Glass Harmonium thinks he is pretty hot stuff.
And why not, he is big, he is strong, and boy can he run. Last Saturday anybody present at Flemington would have been highly entertained pre race by Glass Harmonium’s dressage like antics in the parade ring.
A very proud horse with a decent opinion of himself, Glass Harmonium pranced and danced around like he owned Flemington and that he was the only reason the massive crowd had assembled to see.
On Saturday, Glass Harmonium raced into Melbourne Cup contention with a dazzling all the way win in the time honoured Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes, over 2000 metres.
The Mike Moroney trained entire has been a revelation since being purchased in Europe by the astute Paul Moroney. The 6 year old son of French stallion Verglas has rarely been out of the money since being imported to Australia, winning races such as the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup and placed in both the Hollindale Stakes and Brisbane Cup.
Glass Harmonium’s trainer has a strong record in the Melbourne Cup, with Brew winning the race and Second Coming placing.
As an attractive entire, Glass Harmonium will surely be hoping to be given the opportunity at stud and if he wins the Cup emulate the feats of past Cup winners and successful stallions At Talaq and Jeune.
Whether Glass Harmonium wins the Cup is in the air but one thing is for certain, no horse will outshine him in the parade ring, the prancing horse has this part of Tuesday sewn up.
By Suman Hedge
Reporting from Flemington