17th April - Cheltenham
One runner today at Cheltenham.
2.40pm Got Away runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f.
Gloria has managed to achieve some consistency in her last three runs, at last.
She is a mare with plenty of ability and there have been circumstances surrounding her failures, to begin with it was her scant regard for fences followed by feet issues early this season.
Gloria would ideally prefer softer ground than this, in a perfect world she wants 2m 4-6f on soft ground or 3m on good but because she’s had relatively little racing this season as long as it’s safe she will take her chance.
Gloria is so laid back she’s horizontal hence the cheek pieces, she is also wearing a tongue tie which she has worn the last twice.
Gloria is a gorgeous looking mare, she’s close on 17hh and deep girthed.
She takes a lot of work to get fit so therefore improves with racing.
She’s very straightforward to ride and to deal with.
Gloria will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.
Got Away is looked after and will be led up by Mila Lunackova, she is ridden at home by Stefan Namesansky.