Glass Harmonium's Glass Warrior Captures the Launceston Cup

Mark Smith - Wednesday February 24

In a spine-tingling finish to Wednesday's $250,000 Group III with three horses locked together at the finish, the judge found a margin for the $17 chance Glass Warrior.

Under a perfectly timed ride by Sigrid Carr, the John Blacker-trained daughter of Glass Harmonium claimed Sh'bourne Renegade (Wordsmith) in the final stride to win by a nose with the same margin back to White Hawk (Tough Speed).

It was an all-local finish as the challenge of the interstate raiders fizzed out.  

It was the second stakes win for Glass Warrior after the Listed Launceston Guineas back in January 2019. It advances her record to four wins, six seconds and four thirds from 26 starts with earnings of 350,580.

Bred by part-owner Mandy Gunn, Glass Warrior is out of the unraced Golden Snake (USA) mare Hissy Missy who Gunn purchased for just $1,000 at the 2013 August Thoroughbred Sale.

 Glass Warrior is the best of three winners from four to race out of Hissy Missy, who is a daughter of the talented racemare Viennetta (Ark Regal).

Hissy Missy has  a filly foal by Frosted (USA) and was covered by Fiorente last spring.

The 5yo grey mare, Glass Warrior, comes from the second crop of 26 live foals by the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes winner Glass Harmonium (IRE).

The handsome grey son of Verglas had just six live foals in his first crop and covered just one mare at Blue Gum Farm last spring.

Recent results indicate he deserves better. His 4yo son, Aurora's Symphony, made it three wins in a row, over 2,400 metres at Sandown on Wednesday, and recent winners by Glass Harmonium (IRE) include the Randwick winner Harmony Rose, as well as Blue Grass and Anrushka.





Race Result - Ladbrokes Launceston Cup Gr3 2400m

Launceston Track: Good(4) Time: 2:31.70
Glass Warrior
T: J K Blacker J: Sigrid Carr 54
5m Glass Harmonium (IRE) x Hissy Miss (AUS) (Golden Snake (USA))
Sh'bourne Renegade
T: Bill Ryan J: J Bowditch 54
4g Wordsmith (AUS) x Malandrina (AUS) (Brilliant Leader (AUS))
White Hawk
T: Angela Brakey J: S Tsaikos 54
7g Tough Speed (USA) x White Yard (AUS) (Partners Choice (USA))
T: Archie Alexander J: B Avdulla 54.5
6g Havana Gold (IRE) x Statia (FR) (Anabaa (USA))
T: Adam Trinder J: J Penza 54
4g Needs Further (AUS) x Molopo (AUS) (Quest For Fame (GB))
Classic Weiwei
T: T & C McEvoy J: C Newitt 54
5g Shamus Award (AUS) x Benevolent (NZ) (Generous (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Little Wych Bathurst NSW
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
Queen La Diva
T: Scott Brunton J: B Mc Dougall 54
5m Snippetson (AUS) x Flying Diva (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Grenville Stud Whitemore Tas
B: Leigh Winwood
Double You Tee
T: Patrick Payne J: Jye McNeil 59
6g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Kandy Korn (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $115,000
V:Armidale Stud Carrick Tas
B: John Blacker
Captain Cook
T: C N Goggin & Luella Meaburn J: B Mc Coull 58
8g Dubawi (IRE) x Canda (USA) (Storm Cat (USA))
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: S Clipperton 56.5
6r Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Catshaan (AUS) (Catrail (USA))
Inglis 2019 AUGUST (Late) Online Sale $22,500
V:Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
Inglis 2020 MARCH (Late) Online Sale $2,000
V:Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
Inglis 2020 MARCH (Late) Online Sale $2,750
V:Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
Inglis 2020 JULY (Late) Online Sale $11,000
V:Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre, Vic
B: Gai Waterhouse Racing / J Blaxland
T: J K Blacker J: T Baker 54
6g High Chaparral (IRE) x Vertefeuille (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Toorak Affair
T: M S Trinder J: A Darmanin 58
7m Toorak Toff (AUS) x Smooth Return (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Alva Stud Pty Ltd, Hagley, Tas
B: Kelvin Wadley
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