Ascot Stud’s beautifully bred young sire Global View received yet another impressive update to his pedigree following Sunday’s G1 Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh.
This 1400m race (won previously by super sires Roberto, Sir Ivor, El Prado and Dubawi –as well as Highlands’ exciting sire Pathfork) was won in super impressive fashion by Churchill, who romped home by four and a quarter lengths, leaving recent G2 July Stakes/Richmond Stakes winner Mehmas struggling back in second.
“He settles and he quickens. He’s a very smart horse. He’s a big, sleepy lazy horse with loads of speed. He’s very exciting and today was a better test because we put pace on for him,” trainer Aidan O’Brien told At the Races. “We always viewed him as a Guineas horse.”
Churchill has now won four of five outings, with his previous victories including the G2 Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes, G3 Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes and Listed Chesham Stakes, and this impeccably bred colt is among the leading fancies for next year’s G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas.
Like Global View, Churchill is a son of the great sire Galileo out of a daughter of the great sire Storm Cat.
This cross has also produced young Coolmore sire and G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles, G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Marvellous, champion Misty For Me and 2015 G1 Prix Marcel Boussac victress Ballydoyle.
Churchill was the 60th individual G1 winner for Galileo, who has been represented by no fewer than 10 top flight winners in 2016 alone.
Galileo’s G1 winners this year include G1 Arlington Million hero Mondialiste, G1 Qipco 1000 Guineas/ Investec Oaks winner Minding, G1 Darley Irish/Yorkshire Oaks heroine Seventh Heaven, King George hero Highland Reel, G1 French 2000 Guineas winner The Gurkha, the above mentioned Churchill, dual G1 winner Alice Springs, and G1 Ascot Gold Cup winner Order Of St George.
Global View stands his first season in 2016 for a stud fee of R20 000.