Ascot Stud’s Royal Afternoon

Global View gelding is an exciting prospect

On a terrific afternoon for local stalwart Ascot Stud, both of the leading farm’s sires enjoyed a feature winner bred by them at Fairview on Friday.

Racing in a partnership of Pine Lodge Stud and the multinational Halo Syndicate, Global View’s son Fairy Knight was a facile winner of the R175 000 Listed Ibhayi Stakes when cruising in to give Richard Fourie and Alan Greeff the first leg of a feature double.

Richard Fourie and Fairy Knight are the winning combination (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Having his second run post his gelding, Fairy Knight (13-10) was never under pressure and ran right away from his opposition to beat Cape raider Trip To Maputo (15-10) by 4,25 lengths in a time of 84,10 seconds for the 1400m.

Jockey Richard Fourie said his mount would be more comfortable over 2000m. That must give the syndicate members much joy.

A R120 000 National Yearling Sale purchase, Fairy Knight was registering his first stakes success with his sixth victory and two places from nine starts to date.

He took his earnings to R396 251.

Bred by Ascot Stud, Fairy Knight is by Galileo son Global View out of the two time winning Lecture mare, Fairy Queen.

A half hour later, it was Fourie, Greeff and Ascot Stud again -this time with Heavenly Blue breaking the stakes ice courtesy of his daughter Three Rocks’ victory in the Listed Lady’s Pendant.

Enjoy the replay:

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