Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will decide which direction Global Glamour’s autumn campaign takes after the mare contests the Apollo Stakes at Randwick.
The training partnership is quite at a crossroads with Global Glamour, though after two wins from her past 10 starts they are not sure which distances to target.
“We’ve kept sprint options open or we could continue to bring her up in trip. Saturday will tell us everything,” Bott said.
Bott said Global Glamour was primed to deliver a strong performance in the Saturday’s Group Two feature after a Magic Millions outing and a last-start fourth in the Expressway Stakes on February 3.
“She’s had a couple of runs now so she should be right at her peak,” he said.
“I think the Expressway showed she was looking for 1400, she lacked the dash needed at weight-for-age over 1200,” he said.
“She couldn’t dictate the pace in the race. She had to take a sit behind (winner) Trapeze Artist and just wasn’t able to match the turn of foot with those colts.”
Global Glamour is a $6 chance on the fifth line of betting with the Bjorn Baker-trained Addictive Nature favourite at $3.80.
Waterhouse and Bott are also represented by stayer Stampede ($14), who races for the first time since September.
“Obviously the distance is going to be well short of his best, but he’s got to kick off somewhere,” Bott said.
“He’s a quality entire and hopefully he can develop into a BMW Stakes-type of horse going forward.”
Waterhouse and Bott also nominated Siege Of Quebec for the Apollo but will aim the three-year-old colt at the Group Two Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday week.
The Gerald Ryan-trained Deploy was another defection with the gelding now returning from a spell in the the Group Three Southern Cross Stakes (1200m).
“That helps take a little bit of the speed out of the race. He’s obviously very talented,” Bott said.