Glorious Sinndar make a dashing jumps debut

Jul 18, 2016

The Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes winner converted his flat form over the hurdles for trainer Darren Weir and owners Australian Bloodstock at Park on Sunday.

Sent out a $1.28 favourite in the Schweppes Maiden Hurdle (3500m), Glorious Sinndar ran away with a nine-length victory with Irish hoop John Allen in the saddle.

Allen said Glorious Sinndar, the former French galloper, was a bit particular about how he encountered the hurdles.

"He's really being careful - probably too careful," Allen said post-race.

"I'm sure he'll even out with a bit of running, and that was a good start to his career anyhow.

"He's one of those horses that I don't think he'll ever fall. He's nearly too careful.

"The more jumping, the more racing he'll get, he'll even out and he could make into a nice horse.

"He looks like he's a really, really good stayer, so the further he gets... he's real lazy, which can help get a horse a good trip.

"He switched off today, he was nearly a little lazy if anything.

"Once he got over the last, I gave him a squeeze and he really picked up so he's a good stayer, and hopefully he'll be a good jumper in the making."

Glorious Sinndar remains unbeaten in four starts for Weir, the master horseman giving the five-year-old gelding five hurdle trials before Sunday's debut.

Pace-setter Monte Carlo finished second for trainer Tony Rosolini while Oregon's Girl was a further six lengths back in third.


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