Grey beauty ready to put on bold front running display
When it was first mooted that Greysful Glamour be set for the All-Star Mile after her win in the Villiers Stakes last December, her trainer Mark Newnham thought it was a great idea.
Newham was confident the five-year-old grey mares' popularity would land her a spot in the race.
He reasoned her combination of being grey, her bold front running style and having the Sydney vote behind her would gain her a Top Ten spot in the voting.
And the Randwick trainer's prediction was proven correct as Greysful Glamour polled the fifth most votes in the All-Star Mile voting with 9821 votes to gain herself a run in the $5 million event at The Valley on Saturday March 13.
And in doing so she polled the most votes of any Sydney horse.
From his own experience, Newnham knows how popular Greysful Glamour is with racegoers in Sydney and Melbourne.
“At any meeting she is in, the crowd comes and visits her all the time in the horse stalls. She’s always got a crowd around her stall,” Newnham said.
“Then throw in her colour and also her front running racing style, she’s a horse the fans just love. She’s really got the full package.”