Veteran trainer Barry Baldwin has rarely had a horse as consistent as Glendara but it is the gelding’s sister Shadow Lawn he thinks has the potential to be a star.
Glendara and Shadow Lawn, who are both out of Art Gallery, will remain on the Magic Millions day trail.
Baldwin is hoping to qualify Glendara for the Magic Millions Trophy (1800m) on Saturday week while Shadow Lawn is still among the entries for the Magic Millions Guineas (1400m).
Glendara, who is by Show A Heart, hasn’t been out of a place at his past 11 starts and is a last-start winner at Doomben under 59kg.
He has the minimum 54kg for his open handicap debut over 1600m at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
Baldwin is doing his sums as he plots Glendara’s way in the Millions Trophy.
“By our counting he is 17th in order on the ballot and he would be an emergency,” Baldwin said.
” Even if he won Saturday it might only lift him to 15th and they usually run only 14 from that start.
“We should have a clear idea by Saturday where we stand,” he said. Star apprentice James Orman has been booked to ride Glendara.
Shadow Lawn, who is by Rothesay has been accepted for a three-year-old race at Doomben on Friday and a benchmark race on Saturday.
Baldwin is leaning towards a start at Doomben where the filly would be ridden by apprentice Matt McGillivray.
Shadow Lawn showed potential as a two-year-old winning her first start by seven lengths and she beat a handy field at Doomben in her first run at three.
However, in her three runs since she has been well beaten.
“Nothing has gone right for her as she does so much wrong in her races. She can want to hang, she can over-race, you name it,” Baldwin said.
“But on her track work I know there aren’t many better three-year-olds in Brisbane.”
Shadow Lawn has earned $91,900 to date and will need a high attrition rate to make the Magic Millions Guineas field.
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