Harris looks forward with Glamorous
Ron Harris could not hide his disappointment in trying to explain the performance of Just Glamorous in Sunday's Prix de l'Abbaye.
Just Glamorous: Things didn't go to plan at Chantilly
The three-year-old had progressed from a handicap mark of 69 at the beginning of the season to breaking the track record and winning a Group Three at Chantilly on his penultimate start, where he accounted for Abbaye heroine Marsha.
However, the omens were not good when he threw jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot off on the way to the start.
"He didn't get loose, Pierre did a great job at holding on to him," said Harris.
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"I don't know what it was, whether something spooked him but we should have expected what happened after that as it is most unlike him.
"Whether it came at the end of a long season, I don't know. Pierre said he felt flat.
"I was wondering if he didn't like the quick ground, as it was quite quick apart from the first furlong and a half, and also, even though we thought we'd got a great draw, only Mecca's Angel was in the first eight from a single-figure stall.
"He definitely wasn't the same horse as the time before – he beat Marsha by three lengths.
"It's disappointing but we've got a horse for next year and we'll start dreaming of that now."
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