Blevic’s (Scenic – Blooms, by Biscay) consistent son Glaneuse (Blevic – Qu’appelle, by Export Price) gave his sire a fitting send-off when the gelding completed back-to-back wins in the Listed TROA / Luxbet Winter Championship (1600m) at Flemington.
The Kambula Stud resident passed away after complications set in following a colic operation but Glaneuse showed the sire still has his share of quality performers running around on racetracks in Australia.
Glaneuse had not won since his 2011 triumph but relished a smart tempo to produce a fine finish under 59kg to defeat Galileo Gold (Galileo – Rainbow Echo, by Spectrum) and There’s Only One (Testa Rossa – Aunty Hilda, by Nassipour) in a close battle.
“There was nothing wrong with the way he was going. He has been absolutely going super,” winning trainer Michael O’Leary said.
“Last year, I gave him a month between runs and I wasn’t frightened of doing it again this year.
“The only thing I did different was that I put a set of winkers on him.”
Glaneuse is one of 24 individual Stakes winners for Blevic.
Little Less Lip (Blevic – Emerald Set, by Mustin Lake) completed a double for Blevic when the filly posted a debut win in the CFMEU Handicap (1050m) at Morphettville.