Weather to determine Glitra back-up plans

Glitra  - AAP


Brisbane's unsettled weather will decide if in-form New Zealand-bred gelding Glitra backs up at Doomben a week after his third at the Sunshine Coast.

Glitra is set to have the first middle-distance start of his campaign in Saturday's Madison Cleaning Services Handicap (2000m)

Doomben was rated in the soft range on Thursday and while it is a good drying track some further showers are predicted.

Peter Hulbert, who trains the son of Stravinsky in partnership with his son Will, said the gelding had come through his last-start third well.

"It was a very good run as we were just edged out of second by a nose by a very good horse in Order Again," Hulbert said.

"The winner (Prioritise) had the sit on us and it was probably a case of our bloke having his first run for three weeks.

"The 2000 metres is no worry as he was not disgraced the twice he has been over it in the Northern Rivers and he is going better now.

"The only real worry is a very rain-affected track so we will wait until Saturday morning and make a decision then."

Glitra has been in great form since joining the Hulberts with his five starts for them yielding two wins and three thirds.

"He is going well and hopefully he can run Saturday as he looks one of the few leaders in the race. But if not, there is a race for him on Saturday week," Hulbert said. -AAP


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