By Glenn Watson

Bill Thurlow didn’t need any more convincing after Glory Days won over a mile today.

The Waverley horseman will now study  the calendar for a suitable launching pad for a staying career.

“She’s much stronger and tractable and ready to go   a trip,”

Pinsraad, trained by soon-retired  Howie Mathews, looked to have the drop on her rivals 200m  out but wasn’t counting on Glory Days’ withering run.It was yet another good ride by Wiremu Pinn.

It was Glory Days’ fifth win from 17 starts.


Jumps rider Issac Lupton enjoyed another win without having to chance another obstacle.

His hugely promising Herengawe –  his partner Joanne Moss trains – scored his fifth cheque from as many starts this campaign.

Rider Lisa Allpress said he settled better today, enabling him to comfortably negate a wide draw.


Almost 30 years ago to the day Tony Allan won the Melbourne Cup on Empire Rose.

The crowd was somewhat smaller today  when Rock N Affair carried him to a slick win. It was her  first race since April.

Trainer Kevin Gray also had success with the mother Stravinskys Affair.