Lordly success on the cards for Glenbury
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
GLADSTONE'S Lord Glenbury is hoping to make a royal entrance when he runs at today's TAB race meeting in Rockhampton.
The Lee Kiernan-trained five-year-old has had four runs now since his layoff and should be ready to put in a big run in the Pryde's Class 3 handicap (race 4).
Today's race is the first time this preparation Lord Glenbury is tackling 1200 metres and the extra distance could be a plus.
Expect a brave showing here if jockey Greg Farrer can ensure Lord Glenbury gets away to a top start.
It is hard seeing him beat the well-fancied son of Lion Hunter, Running Scared who has won his three out of four starts, but funny things can happen in racing. The race jumps at 2.50pm.
Kiernan has also taken Errol Street up the highway and expect a good showing from the former Victorian in the Pryde's Class 1 handicap (race 6).
Errol Street ran a huge race in Gladstone back on November 26 and if he can replicate that gutsy showing here, he could be a nice each-way hope.
On that occasion he ran five-wide the entire trip and that won't happen with the horse jumping from barrier two today. The race jumps at 4.10pm.
In more news, Brad Pengelly was in the winners circle after a nice win by red-hot favourite Framboise at Doomben yesterday. Pengelly ensured the daughter of Snippets had a gun run and got home by three-quarters of a length.
Pengelly was also aboard Big Mick who finished second behind the Stathi Katsidis ridden Minoa
Katsidis was sacked as the rider of Big Mick by the gelding's owners after the five-year-old's controversial last start Doomben defeat when he weighed in 1.1 kg overweight.