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He’s a horse that likes to get out in front and he’s a horse that hates losing so there’s no reason why Glass Harmonium can’t win the 2011 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley tomorrow afternoon.
When you think about how this race is due to play out and where it’s being played out you’d actually struggle to find a horse that’s better suited to Saturday’s race.
He’s drawn gate four and form there he’ll be able to push up in front of the three on his inside and hold the fence after about 200m.
From there jockey Damien Oliver is in the best position of the race as he can choose whether or not he wants another horse to take the running.
Should the pace be slow Glass Harmonium can easily push up on the rail and hold off anything coming across from the outside.
On the other hand if the pace is hot he can simply let the outside horse cross and be left in the perfect spot one back on the rails.
Of course simply settling in good position isn’t enough to win the race and he’s going to need to be tough at the end.
That’s the beauty of this horse though and it takes a good rival to ever get past him in the straight.
At Moonee Valley they have the shortest straight of any metro venue in Australia so things really stack up well for him.
That being said he’s never been there before so just how well he gets around the tight bend remains to be seen.
He’s certainly fit enough though, last start he came within a whisker of upstaging the rampaging December Draw in the Turnbull Stakes.
The distance is ideal, the barrier is ideal and the tempo could well be ideal for Glass harmonium to be a dominant force in the 2011 Cox Plate.
With all that said though he’s still a double figure chance with online bookmaker Luxbet.
It seems crazy for a horse like this to be at such good odds but who cares if you’re the one making the cash out of it?
#4 Glass Harmonium– Horse Profile
- Jockey: Damien Oliver
- Trainer: Michael Moroney
- Owners: R & C Legh Racing P/L, Lorne Bloodstock P/L, G G Ltd, N Griffin, M Pejic, J O’Neill, R Scheriani, R Smith, B Mathieson & Raise Your Glass Synd
- Age: 6YO
- Gender: Horse
- Breeding: by Verglas out of Spring Symphony
- Career: 19:4-5-2
- Prize Money: $697,683
- Track: 0-0-0-0
- Distance: 8-2-1-2
- Current Cox Plate Odds: $12 Luxbet
Why Glass Harmonium Can Win the Cox Plate 2011
- Perfect barrier will allow him to find the perfect early position
- Can lead if he needs to and is just as capable of taking a sit
- Short straight perfect for a horse of his nature
- In great form and very fit, second by a nose in the Turnbull Stakes
- Distance is perfect and he’ll run it out strongly
Why Glass Harmonium Can’t Win the Cox Plate 2011
- Yet to race at the tight turning Moonee Valley
- Will carry 59kgs, giving 10kg away to the favourite Helmet.
- Is always around the money in Australia but only has the one victory
- Field full of quality horses who like to race off the back of hot speed
When you look at the comparison you can see that while there are some things working against Glass Harmonium in the 2011 Cox Plate, there’s plenty working for him as well.
There’s no doubt that at $12 he’s over the odds with Luxbet and you can probably expect that quote to come in on race day.
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