Lord Glenbury hopes for a regal return

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

PROMISING Gladstone sprinter Lord Glenbury will be hoping for a regal return when he resumes in today's Rockhampton Amateurs Cup race meeting at Callaghan Park.

The Lee Kiernan-trained five-year-old is resuming from a seven month layoff, with a sixth in his last performance in Rocky on March 3.

That run seemed to take it's toll on Lord Glenbury who was on a five-day backup from a tough run at Doomben.

There are queries to see how Lord Glenbury performs after a such a long break, but with two placings in three runs first-up, he shows some form fresh.

If Lord Glenbury can replicate the kind of form shown in his last preparation with three wins in four starts, he should go close in the Class 4 handicap.

His biggest threats in this race are Ipswich winner Armament, former NSW horse Esvanir and the lightly-weighted Speedex with inform apprentice Donna Carrigg in the saddle. The race runs at 1.10pm.

Fellow Gladstone horse Beat the Rush is on the lookout for back to back wins when he lines-up at the Bundaberg races today.

Beat the Rush was impressive when breaking through for his first career win in Rockhampton last start and should give a good sight in the Class B handicap.

Winning form is good form and with trainer Bill Bennett having the horse at his peak, a win is a good possibility.

Meanwhile, former Gladstone jockey Brad Pengelly will be watching today's metropolitan meeting at Doomben.

Pengelly is currently serving out a suspension and will also miss tomorrow's meeting at the Sunshine Coast where he leads the jockeys' premiership.



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