In training

Global Gift

Bay Gelding
DOB: 10 Feb 2016
Invincible Spirit x Special Gift (New Approach)
Owner: Dr Johnny Hon

This son of Invincible Spirit was bought at the Arqana August sale. His sire won the Gr.1 Haydock Sprint Cup and has gone on to be an incredible stallion. No less than 15 of his sons have gone on to covering duties. He has produced Kingman, Moonlight Cloud, Charm Sprit and Signs of Blessing, to just mention a few and he continues to be a prolific producer of two-year-old winners.

His dam is Special Gift who is by the Derby winner New Approach. She was unraced but she is a half sister to the speedy Group winner Do The Honours, from the family of Gr.1 winners Cassandro Go, Halfway To Heaven and Verglas.

Global Gift made a most promising debut at Chelmsford over seven-furlongs in the March, before earning a mark of 75 after finishing down the field at Newmarket and then second at Wetherby. We were quietly hopeful that this sort of rating underestimated his ability levels by some way, and si it has proved.

He made his handicap debut at Carlisle in soft ground towards the end of June, and made light of conditions to score by two and a quarter lengths. That came in a 0-75, and we decided to turn him out relatively quickly in a 0-95 at Haydock a fortnight later. Although the Haydock race represented a significant step up in class, only four horses went to post and the heavy ground was in our favour. Once again Gift made light of conditions and skipped away from his field for a comfortable victory.

The idea had ben to give the horse a little break, but he came out of his Haydock race in such good form that a new plan was conceived. We aimed towards a mile 0-95 handicap at Doncaster, and this was undoubtedly the stiffest task that Gift had been set to date. However, defying an alarming market drift, he once again showed his class by coming from the back of the field to win a shade cosily. 

Now rated 90 on the back his third win, it is exciting to think that this handsome son of Invincible Spirit might not have stopped improving just yet. 

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