Glass Harmonium Targets Australian Cup 2012

January 9, 2012

Glass Harmonium Targets Australian Cup 2012

Flemington-based trainer Michael Moroney has confirmed plans to target the 2012 Australian Cup before a possible overseas assignment in Singapore for his Group 1 winning import Glass Harmoinum.

Glass Harmonium

Glass Harmonium is set to target the 2012 Australian Cup before heading overseas for the Singapore Cup

A son of Irish sire Verglas, now six-year-old Glass Harmonium joined Moroney’s Victorian operation last winter racing in a handful of races during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Two minor placings, including a close third to Scenic Shot in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m), were then followed by the horse’s debut win down under in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m).

Glass Harmonium then ran second to Gai Waterhouse’s subsequent Caulfield Cup third placegetter Tullamore in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) before being sent for a 12-week spell.

Resuming for the spring in Melbourne, Glass Harmonium continued to race consistently at the highest level with one of their best performances being a nose away second to Mark Kavanagh’s one-time Melbourne Cup favourite December Draw in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

A valiant attempt at Cox Plate glory, when six and a half lengths away 10 to upset winner Pinker Pinker, was followed by Glass Harmonium breaking their Group 1 duck with a smart three-quarter length victory over Mourayan in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Derby Day.

They were last seen finishing a disappointing 22nd, beating home just one other runner when failing their distance test in the iconic Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 1.

Back in work, Glass Harmonium over the break underwent a throat operation to aid their breathing, which Moroney hopes will help them race even more competitively this coming autumn.

“We decided to have him scoped after the Melbourne Cup and it (the soft palate) wasn’t that bad but the operation was going to be worth it and correct the problem,” Moroney explained.

Having recovered well from the operation, Glass Harmonium is set to resume racing in the $200,000 Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on February 25, Blue Diamond Stakes Day, before their 2012 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival major task, $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 10.

“He has come through it really well and he will probably kick off in the St George Stakes at Caulfield and then go to the Australian Cup,” Moroney confirmed.

If all goes to plan Moroney could then race the stallion in Sydney’s $500,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 28 before heading over to Singapore for the 2012 Singapore Airlines International Cup on May 20.

“He can run in the Queen Elizabeth then go to Singapore,” Moroney said.

“I did the same thing with Sarrera.”

Sarrera ran a close second in the 2009 Queen Elizabeth Stakes to Pompeii Ruler before their credible sixth in that year’s Singapore Cup, beaten six and a half lengths by winner Gloria De Campeao.

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