Ascot Stud’s promising young stallion Global View received another boost to his stellar female line when the progressive Akwaan romped home to a facile win at the Vaal racecourse on Thursday.
A three-year-old gelded son of I Am Invincible, the Australian bred Akwaan made it back to back wins when scoring a facile two length win over 1600m for trainer Mike De Kock and jockey Callan Murray.
The gelding has now won or placed in five of just six starts.
Akwaan, who was bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, had previously broken his maiden last time out when scoring by two lengths over 1400m and he appears progressive.
A $500 000 buy from the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Akwaan is out of the stakes winning Fastnet Rock mare Born To Rock, whose dam Call Me Pretty is a half-sister to Round Tower Stakes winner Warrior Queen, the dam of versatile G2 winner A.P. Warrior and granddam of Global View.
The latter, winner of the G3 Generous Stakes at two and G2 American Turf Stakes at three, has made a fine start to his stud career, with Global View currently South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by stakes.
A son of the world’s premier sire Galileo, Global View is currently the sire of four first crop winners including recent Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery runner up Storyland.