Proud trainer Tony Brett with Glen Gallon after his Australian Cup heat in February. Pic: Clint Anderson.
The mighty Glen Gallon produced one of the best performances of his already illustrious career when winning the Group 1 Winter Carnival Cup at his home track of Albion Park making it back-to-back triumphs in the $75,000 feature.
In what was the 14th Group 1 final of his career, Glen Gallon was sent to the boxes as a $4.80 third favourite from box seven, but he was without a doubt the sentimental favourite Australia wide, with his home state of Queensland rallying behind their champion.
The knock on Glen Gallon throughout his career has been that he can be a little slow out of the boxes but in the Winter Cup final he exploded to the front to clearly lead the field around the first bend.
As amiable trainer Tony Brett has stated in the past, Glen Gallon has never been run down throughout his career and when he jumped to the front it was all over.
$2.30 favourite Xylia Allen missed the start from box two, while second elect Hello Good Bye was crunched running around the first turn, ruining his race.
Xylia Allen fought on well to run third while another Queenslander Top Story (box six – $23.00) ran second.
After the race, an elated Tony Brett couldn