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Glory, glory days at Haydock
Dangerous thing to give a horse a boastful name, no matter how good you think it might be.
For every Classic-winning Quick As Lightning or One In A Million there are a hundred others who never threatened to live up to their billing, weighed down by their 'Super', 'Fast' or 'Great' like a millstone round their neck.
The two-year-old Glory Awaits had looked to be going the same way. "It's going to be a very long wait," might well have been the quip after his first two runs as he beat just two of 22 rivals.
But writing off Kevin Ryan's juveniles can be an expensive mistake - and it certainly would have been for anyone who laid him at Haydock tonight as he showed dramatic improvement and won at 50-1.
To be fair, he had looked an impressive sight in the paddock, a big, scopey colt. And his yard has been very much the one to follow here in 2012 - seven winners from 23 runners, and £1 on each of those 23 would have returned a £154.88 profit.
Little show in Glory Awaits' race from Cielo Rojo, owned by 17 Sky Bet employees, whose name means 'red sky' in Spanish according to Ian Bartlett - funny how commentators always seem to know what foreign phrases mean, or have the time to look them up online.
Decidedly few people here to enjoy Ian's dulcet tones behind the mic - the combination of a miserablly grey night and football on TV were always going to make this a hard sell.
But Declan Carroll will be hoping for more miserable nights and days with Farang Kondiew, a giant three-year-old who really needs wet weather and give in the ground - at the risk of wishing the summer away, he is very much to look out for at the Ayr Western meeting in September.