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Current Odds: 8-1 Br. g. 7, by Passing Glance (GB) - Averami (GB), by Averti (IRE)
Race HistoryDownload Past Performances
July 06, 2014 - Mth
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Aug. 17, 2013 - AP
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Andrew became the licensed trainer at Kingsclere in January 2003 when he succeeded his father Ian, to whom he had been assistant since 1999. Born in London in 1972, Andrew hails from a family that is steeped in racing history. His great grandfather Aubrey Hastings was the trainer of no fewer than four Grand National winners, including Ascetic Silver who he rode himself to win the great race in 1907.
Jamie Spencer was born June 8, 1980 in County Tipperary, Ireland. He is married to Emma, daughter of former English trainer Lynda Ramsden. He also is the godson of Irish racing and breeding kingpin John Magnier, owner of Coolmore Stud. His father George was a trainer in Ireland, best known for 1963 Champion Hurdle winner Winning Fair. Spencer won the 2009 Arlington Million aboard Cape Blanco
Side Glance is the only performer of note by Passing Glance. A son of the Nureyev stallion Polar Falcon, Passing Glance was Germany's highweight older miler of 2003, courtesy of a successful raid on Baden-Baden in the Oettingen-Rennen. He also took that season's Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury and the 2004 Diomed at Epsom. Passing Glance is out of the prolific mare Spurned, the dam of six other stakes performers, including Group 3 winner Hidden Meadow and Group 2-placed stakes scorers Scorned and Kingsclere.
Side Glance's dam, Averami, won once in England. She is also responsible for the current Group 3-placed Rawaki. Third in the April 12 John Porter at Newbury, Rawaki has also placed in the past two runnings of the Braveheart Handicap at Hamilton.
Averami is by the smart sprinter Averti, winner of the five-furlong King George at Glorious Goodwood in 1997 and placegetter in such top-level dashes as the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp and the Nunthorpe at York. The Warning stallion went on to sire an Abbaye winner in Avonbridge, Europe's champion sprinter of 2005, and his other headliner, speedy juvenile Wunders Dream, captured the Flying Childers and Molecomb in 2002.
Side Glance descends from the same family as Australian Group 1 winner Markham, the third-place finisher in the 1997 Melbourne Cup. But his most illustrious relatives are further back -- 1978 Epsom/Irish Derby star and influential sire Shirley Heights; Pentire, another multiple highweight and successful sire; dual French highweight Whipper; and two-time European champion filly Divine Proportions.
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Seven-year-old finished a fine third behind Real Solution in last year's running of this event after stalking the early leaders from the start and was last seen when third in the United Nations Stakes at Monmouth over eleven furlongs when passed in the stretch after leading for much of the trip. Well-traveled gelding's biggest lifetime success came when leading throughout to win the ten furlong MacKinnon Stakes at Flemington last November on good ground and, like the two other European based runners, may find the trip and conditions to his liking here. Son of Passing Glance is trained by Andrew Balding who has had plenty of experience successfully shipping runners worldwide and, in race that may not have much early pace, dark bay must have an excellent chance of stealing this on the front end with regular rider Jamie Spencer in to ride.