09/14/2014 1:10PM

Moyglare Stud winner Cursory Glance unlikely for Breeders' Cup


Cursory Glance won the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at The Curragh in Ireland by a neck over Lucida, giving trainer Roger Varian and jockey Andre Atzeni their second Group 1 victory in 24 hours. Saturday at Doncaster in England, the pair teamed to win the St. Leger with favored Kingston Hill.

Cursory Glance also was favored in the Moyglare Stud, and she is the current antepost favorite for the 2014 English 1000 Guineas. The Moyglare Stud was a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win and You’re In race linked to the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf, but Varian suggested there was a decent chance Cursory Glance might be put away for the winter after taking down her Group 1.

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It looked with a furlong to run in the seven-furlong Moyglare Stud that Cursory Glance would win comfortably, but her run might have begun slightly prematurely, and Lucida, a Jim Bolger-trained filly, made it close at the line. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Found, who finished decently, was another half-length back in third. Winning time over good-to-firm going was 1:24.80.

Cursory Glance is an American-bred by Distorted Humor bred and owned by Merry Fox Stud. She won for the third time in four starts while trying a distance beyond six furlongs for the first time.

Also at The Curragh on Sunday, Brown Panther impressively won the Group 1 St. Leger Stakes, beating favored Leading Light by 6 ½ lengths.

Gleneagles, the odds-on favorite, got the job done in the Group 1 Vincent O’Brien National Stakes for 2-year-olds, winning by 1 ½ lengths for trainer Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore.

Kingman possible for BC Mile

Kingman, the top miler in the world so far this year, has a throat infection that could jeopardize his participation in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Oct. 18 at Ascot.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Juddmonte Farms, said that if Kingman is forced to miss the QE II, trainer John Gosden could instead point the 3-year-old for the Breeders’ Cup Mile, in which Kingman almost certainly would be favored.