ASCOT Stud’s imposing imported stallion Global View (Galilleo), was immediately off the mark at Fairview on Friday. His first ever runner Delicasea (5-8 favourite), won a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 900m for Allan Greeff and Greg Cheyne.
Dr Ashley Parker of Ascot Stud was understandably chuffed with this early success, especially since Global View has three colts and a filly on the Cape Premier Yearling Sale (16 January). Two were also raised at Ascot.
Parker said: “The best thing about this was that Delicasea won over 900m, which is very encouraging because she is by Galilleo. There is speed in her damline, she’s from Caviar, by VAR, that brought in the Storm Cat influence. It shows class, and trainers around the country have given us good reports about his offspring.
“The next Global View to run will be a halfbrother to Gr1 winner Gulf Storm, for Gavin Smith, next Friday.”
Parker owns Delicasea in partnership with new owners Loyiso Dotwana and Brent Keevy and he joked: “Loyiso is Chairman of the Southern Kings Rugby and I said to him that his filly will probably make him famous before his rugby squad does!
“Brent’s son is a top cricketer who just made the SA Under 19 side. He actually put 100 runs on the board on Thursday last week.”