Global’s Champion Stamps His Authority

Gavin Smith and Stallone Naidoo end season on high

Global View’s smart son Global Drummer looks to have sealed the East Cape Champion Juvenile title for this season and made it three feature strikes on the trot with an end-to-end victory in the R85 000 Listed Champion Juvenile Cup at Fairview on Friday.

The final feature of the turbulent 2019/20 season crowned a memorable start to the stud career of Ascot’s Global View, a graded stakes winning son of the world’s premier sire Galileo, whose progeny have been winning across the length and breadth of the country.

Stallone Naidoo salutes on Global Drummer to end the term on a high (Pic – Pauline Herman Photography)

Allowed to start at a generous 5-2 at his first time beyond the sprints, Global Drummer was always in charge under Stallone Naidoo and ground his opposition into the turf in the 1400m contest with a powerful display – holding Snaith’s Cape raider Tarantino (9-4) to 3,75 lengths in a time of 85,6 secs.

The bonus-chasing KZN raider Walls Of Dubrovnik was never sighted,

A smart winner on debut, Global Drummer was a R250 000 buy from the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

The winner was bred by Ascot Stud out of the four-time winning Kilconnel mare, Royal Drummer.

A winner of 4 of 5 starts for Hollywoodbets sponsored Gavin Smith, Global Drummer has earned R187 800.

The one positive spin-off of the NHRA’s puzzling jockey travel curfew has been the emergence of talented jockeys like Stallone Naidoo, who has now won three stakes races on Global Drummer – more than he could ever have achieved as a perpetual second stringer to some of his more illustrious colleagues.

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