All-the-way success for Passion And Glory in G3 Glorious Stakes
Passion And Glory continued his superb summer as he gamely made all to score on his G3 debut in the Glorious Stakes on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, 30 July.
The son of Cape Cross, stepping back up to 12 furlongs for Saeed bin Suroor following two comprehensive handicap wins over a mile and a quarter, was sent on by Oisin Murphy leaving the stalls and soon established a length and a half advantage.
Passion And Glory looked to have most of his rivals in trouble when kicking for home passing the two-furlong pole. He kept on resolutely as Euchen Glen and Fox Tal challenged for the lead inside the final furlong, holding on bravely for a neck success.
Saeed bin Suroor said: “When I talked to Oisin Murphy before the race about the ground, he gave me confidence that Passion And Glory was going to run well.
“Oisin kept him handy which is just where the horse likes to be. The good to soft ground was easy for him today. He is a big strong horse who handles this ground well.
“From now on we will look for G1 races for him. He is good enough to run in them, but the key to him is soft or good to soft ground. We will think about taking him to Germany for the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden in September.
“He wasn't really ready in Dubai but he has improved all the time since he has been back in Newmarket.”
Oisin Murphy said: “There was no pace on paper, it was very hard in the head wind, but Passion And Glory was able to dictate the race. He stays a mile and a half and well, loves the ground, and is improving. He is a legend of a horse and has a very good temperament.”