Horse Racing: There Is a Glimmer of Light at the End of Bangor Tunnel

The Mirror (London, England), March 24, 2007 | Go to article overview

Horse Racing: There Is a Glimmer of Light at the End of Bangor Tunnel


Byline: By DAVE MITCHELL

THERE is more than a glimmer of a chance we can make a decent profit today with GLIMMER OF LIGHT, as long as the ground at Bangor keeps drying out.

Poor old Steve Brookshaw just doesn't have the firepower he did in the glory days of Lord Gyllene, but he's capable when the right opportunity arises and he looks to have found it for the seven-year-old here.

Last backend he was a rapidly improving handicap hurdler, running with credit in races like the Swinton Hurdle, but his career over fences got off to a slow start mainly, to be fair, to the prevailing soft ground. That was until he got the chance to race on his favoured surface at Ludlow in February, when he scored at 40-1 in a truly run race.

Of course, he may simply be a spring horse, but he's run well in his tongue strap twice since and the presence of Milton Des Bieffes and Rowdy Yeats mean they will go quickly and that will suit ideally.

ROSS COMM turned his race at 4.55 into a procession last year and the galloping grey is fancied to return to form now he gets in from a mark 8lbs lower, following a series of moderate efforts. …

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