Cav in no rush on path to Glory

PREMIER Albury trainer Brett Cavanough will wait until after track work today before deciding on the next assignment for his up-and-coming galloper Price Of Glory.

Price Of Glory has been nominated for Wodonga on Saturday as well as Sunday’s $200,000 Kilmore Cup.

“I will make a decision after he works today,” Cavanough said.

“There is a bit of rain about and the Kilmore Cup may be a bit too deep in the woods for him at this stage of his career.

“I am also weighing up whether to run him in the Albury Gold Cup.

“So starting him third-up in the Kilmore Cup is probably not a bad time to test him.

“But he is only a four-year-old and a new-season stayer so a cups campaign may be too soon this preparation.”

Price Of Glory stamped himself as a promising horse in the making last preparation, winning four races as well as running three minor placings.

The four-year-old gelding also ran a credible fifth in his first city start at Caulfield.

Price Of Glory resumed from a 23-week spell late last month with an unplaced run at Benalla.

He then scored a powerful longshot victory in a $30,000 Showcase race at Seymour on Thursday last week.

“Those $30,000 showcase races aren’t easy to win,” Cavanough said.

“He went around as the rank outsider and I couldn’t understand why.

“He has won five of his past eight starts and he has won in Victoria and run a good race at Caulfield.

“He is just a nice little horse on the way up.

“He was very unsound last preparation but this preparation he is sound and probably doesn’t need a rain-affected track to perform.

“He made them look second rate at Seymour when he came from last and put them away pretty quickly.”

Price Of Glory now has the handy record of six wins and three minor placings from 17 starts and $55,000 in career earnings.