Glorys Delight impressive in Addington win

by Jonny Turner

From the moment the mobile left, Glorys Delight never gave her rivals a look in when she powered to victory at Addington on Thursday night.

Driver Robbie Close let the Tony Barron trained mare roll along at a strong tempo in the lead and she simply ran her opposition off their feet. It was her fourth win in 18 starts.

While she stood tall over her rivals in racing terms, Glorys Delight isn’t a physically imposing type.

But she makes up for it with attitude.

“She is only a little thing but she just loves that rolling along in the lead,” Barron said.

“She is just so tough.”

Glorys Delight relished a step back in grade on Thursday night after chasing quality mares in Folklore and No Matter Wat in her recent outings.

Barron rates his pacer as being able to measure up with better types.

And she should get her chance to do that at one of Addington’s premier meetings next month.

“I think she is right up with them, if she is in the lead or parked she just loves it.”

“She just seems to love that fight.”

“She is bred to be like that too because her mother was a tough mare.”

“I will look at a race for her at the premier meeting on May the 12th, there is a nice race there for her and Lifes A Beach.”

Glorys Delight is from the Group 1 winning mare Fight For Glory and is raced by her breeders Noel and Diane Cournane and Dean Illingworth.

Glorys Delight wasn’t the only Barron trained mare to run to a front-running victory at Addington on Thursday night.

The Ken Barron trained Coachella went one better than her brave second behind Life Of Art in a Racing Reward Series Final last weekend to score for driver Sam Thornley.

Though she won a non-tote event, Sweet Diamond may have provided one of the most important form references at Addington on Thursday night.

The Stonewall Stud pacer ran to a very impressive victory in a Sires Stakes Fillies heat, showing she is right on track for her tilt at the Southland Oaks next weekend.


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