Fusaichi Samurai, a half brother to Ascot Stud’s recent sire acquisition Global View, made a smart winning debut when scoring at Los Alamitos on Thursday.
Sent off at the prohibitive odds of 4-5 for a maiden over 1200m, the three-year-old Street Cry gelding was bumped at thestart and rated four wide in midpack early. He began to circle
foes heading into the turn and lugged inward in the stretch, but continued his rally to chase down Silent Bird (Summer Bird) in the final furlong and finish a half-length in front.
Fusaichi Samurai and G2 American Turf Stakes winner Global View are out the regally bred Storm Cat mare Egyptian Queen – a half sister to G2 San Felipe Stakes winner A P Warrior.
This is the same family as breed shaping sire Storm Bird as well as champion French stallion Green Tune.
Global View, whose wins also included the G3 Pilgrim Stakes at two, was a top class performer who earned more than $400 000 in prize money.
He is a son of Epsom/Irish Derby winner Galileo, whose 200 plus stakes winners include over 50 G1 winners. Galileo’s impressive tally of G1 winners in 2015 include recent LONGINES Hong Kong Vase hero Highland Reel, Qipco 2000 Guineas victor Gleneagles, Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George, and two-year-old filly stars Ballydoyle (Prix Marcel Boussac) and Minding (Moyglare Stud Stakes, Fillies’ Mile).
Global View is bred on the hugely successful Galileo/Storm Cat cross which has previously resulted in the G1 winners Misty For Me, Ballydoyle, Marvellous and the above mentioned Gleneagles.