It has already been a great week at Chester for the Tim Easterby team with his string all going well.
A win for Showalong on Wednesday, followed up with placed efforts from Pivoting and sprinting duo Copper Knight and Count D’Orsay will have the Great Habdon handler looking forward to the final day of racing on the Roodee.
Easterby’s sole runner on day three of the Chester May Festival is Glencadam Glory in the feature of the week, the Tote Chester Cup.
Second in the Ebor in 2020, he’s a horse who his handler has high hopes for.
“He’s had a run, he’s a very decent horse and if he gets the 2¼m around Chester, a track I see no reason why he won’t handle, he’ll have an outstanding chance,” Easterby told Tote.
Running off a mark of 99, 4lbs higher than the figure he’ll have to his name at Chester, he came within ½l of landing the Ebor on the Knavesmire last term.
Reflecting on last year, his trainer was happy enough with how the 2020 campaign went for his 7yo.
“He ran some good races last year. He got knocked over in the Northumberland Plate, ran a good race at Ripon then some nice races elsewhere.
“It was only three or four months that he ran, so we didn’t really get a good handle on him. I just knew that we wanted to go for the Ebor with him, and he ran a blinder but it just didn’t come off.
“He had a hard race in the Ebor, but we decided to just go for all the big staying handicaps after that, but things didn’t go right for him.”
Glencadam Glory might just be the horse to cap off a week of decent performances for the Easterby team.
Of those who have already delivered at Chester, Easterby had some nice plans for his Wednesday runners Showalong and Pivoting.
“They both ran super on Wednesday, we were delighted with them.
“Pivoting was a very cheap horse, Terry Allcroft owned him at Bearstone Stud and they try and keep their fillies, so they sold him and I bought him back for Mr Turnbull and I think we’ll have a lot of fun with him.
“Showalong will go to either York or Ascot for one of the big three-year-old handicaps.”