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O'Meara eyeing more international gold for Lord Glitters

    Popular campaigner secured a big payday in Bahrain last time out.
  • Sunday 28 November 2021
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Lord Glitters will be off on his travels again this winter following his last-gasp victory in the Bahrain International Trophy.

Trainer David O’Meara is eyeing another spell in Dubai and possibly fitting in a trip to Saudi Arabia in February for the Neom Turf Cup as well.

The eight-year-old returned to O’Meara’s North Yorkshire stables from Bahrain on Thursday night after his thrilling win when he came from last to first to land the £262,500 first prize and take his total career earnings past £2million.

“He’s grand and he looks very well. He showed in Bahrain he’s all class,” said O’Meara.

“He might do Dubai and he may do Saudi as well. Anyway, he’ll run abroad during the winter.

“The race he might go for in Saudi is the mile-and-a-quarter race, True Self won it for Willie Mullins.”

Lord Glitters enjoyed a successful stint in Dubai last winter, winning the Group One Jebel Hatta and the Group Two Singspiel Stakes from four starts.