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Olympic Glory Could Be US-Bound

Tuesday, 22nd October 2013

Saturday's impressive Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner Olympic Glory (Choisir-Acidanthera, by Alzao) may make his final seasonal appearance in next month's Breeders' Cup Mile, reports racingpost.com. Richard Hannon Jnr said "there is every chance" that the 3YO son of Australian sire Choisir will head to Santa Anita with America's flat tracks likely to suit his style of racing. Olympic Glory proved far too good for his rivals on the weekend, shooting clear by 3.25-lengths to secure the second Gr1 victory of his career. The 3YO had been becoming increasingly idle in his races prompting the addition of first-time blinkers which undoubtedly made a big difference. "The turns have not been the problem - it has been more a case of him not coming down the hills, and with all the racetracks in America being Flat he would be ok on that score," explained Hannon Jnr. "We will talk to Sheikh Joaan (Al Thani) and make a decision in midweek." He continued, "The blinkers definitely made a difference. He treated the Moulin as a leisurely day out, but we gave him two bits of work at home in the headgear, and it really wound him up."

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