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Global Storm

Global Storm did well to get as close as he got in the Class 2 12-furlong handicap at Newmarket on Sunday. It was just a five-horse race, but he wasn’t ideally positioned early in the race behind a sedate pace, fifth of the five runners, with Frankie Dettori dictating the pace on Grand Bazaar. He had to engineer a path for himself initially through horses, he shipped a bit of a bump from Hyanna on his way through, but he was out in the clear with fully a furlong and a half to run. He was trying to make his ground into a quickening pace, however, and it was understandable that it took him a while to start to close on the leader. Zabeel Champion, who had been much better positioned early on, up on the leader’s shoulder, picked up too, between Global Storm and Grand Bazaar, and the three of them went to the line together. Zabeel Champion won the race, but he only had a nose in hand over Global Storm, with the pair of them a short head in front of Grand Bazaar.

Global Storm was racing for the first time wince he was beaten in a handicap in Dubai in February. He did well last season at three, he won a 12-furlong handicap at Newmarket in June before going to Royal Ascot and finishing third behind Highland Chief in the Golden Gates Handicap, also over 10 furlongs. He stayed this 12-furlong trip well though, and he shaped as if he would do better off a stronger pace. He will be of interest in another 12-furlong handicap now. He could be a horse for the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap back at Royal Ascot in June.
Newmarket, 2nd May 2021