Yorkshire training duo eye ‘Super Saturday’ glory at Meydan

NORTH Yorkshire trainer David O’Meara is pleased Lord Glitters has no penalty to carry when he goes for Group One glory in the Jebel Hatta at Meydan on ‘Super Saturday’.

Lord Glitters after his 2019 Royal Ascot win.
Lord Glitters after his 2019 Royal Ascot win.

The popular eight-year-old grey had 3lb extra to carry when going down by only three-quarters of a length by Zakouski in the Group Two Al Rashidiya over this nine furlongs on his latest start.

He had beaten Charlie Appleby’s charge by three lengths when they met on level terms in the Singspiel Stakes over the course and distance in January. “He’s in good form and he likes the track,” said O’Meara who trains at Upper Helmsley.

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“He ran well there last time out with his penalty which he won’t carry this time, so I’m really happy with him.”

Lord Glitters lines up in Meydan today for Upper Helmsley trainer David O'Meara.

Lord Glitters is no stranger to Group One success, having taken the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2019.

O’Meara’s fellow North Yorkshire trainer Nigel Tinkler has his fingers crossed Acklam Express will stay the six furlongs of the Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint.

The three-year-old has only run over five furlongs, but gave the impression the extra distance would be within his compass when staying on well to finish second behind Equilateral on his Meydan debut two weeks ago.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed he’ll get the six. He was staying on last time and you never know unless you try it,” said Tinkler.

“The horse is enjoying it. Rowan Scott is riding him out every day and he’s very well and we’re looking forward to Saturday. If he does gets six, it opens up a lot of options throughout the year.”

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