Guineas Victory For Global View Star

Listed East Cape Guineas

The Ascot Stud-bred Global View gelding stamped his championship aspirations as a leading local classic male this term, when he beat a smart field, including three Cape raiders, to win the R250 000 Listed East Cape Guineas at Fairview on Friday.

Richard Fourie guides Fairy Knight to a smart victory (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Having won all his three starts since gelding and his fourth on the trot, Fairy Knight was given a supremely confident ride by Winning Form rider Richard Fourie, who released his mount at the 500m to go on and win his race.

Starting at 7-10, Fairy Knight never looked like being caught and he went away to beat Cape raider Zil Moris (4-1) by 1,25 lengths in a time of 96,55 secs.

The runner-up’s stablemate Zoomie (9-2) was a length further back in third, Glen Kotzen’s Hat’s Pride (20-1) a half length back and rounding off the quartet.

The Guineas was always the target race for this dream horse who races in a partnership of Pine Lodge Stud and the multinational Halo Syndicate.

Richard Fourie was non-commital as to how much more Fairy Knight had to come at the line, but he clearly rates the handsome son of Global View and who knows what lies ahead as the SA Champions Season looms on the East Coast.

A R120 000 National Yearling Sale purchase, Fairy Knight was registering his second stakes success with his sixth victory and 5 places from twelve starts.

He took his earnings to 610 775.

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

 

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