Global View Wins 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf
Added on: Sept. 30, 2014
Glen Hill Farm’s Global View caught up to Santa Rosa Racing Stable’s Storming Inti in the final few strides to claim a victory in the 23rd running of the Grade II American Turf ($294,500 American Turf Grade II Presented by Ram Trucks for 3-year-olds). Storming Inti was ridden by Gary Stevens and is trained by Tom Proctor.
“He ran awful good last year and chased a good horse (Bobby's Kitten) in Tampa. His last race was on Polytrack. I'm like everybody else – I've got hope. He got a perfect trip,” said Proctor. He then finished by saying;
“It's really good when there's not a horse within a length or two of you the first half mile of a race. That's means a lot. (What's next?) “I'll just give him a bath and worry about that later.” We obtained these comments from the official Kentucky Derby website.
Global view completed the 11/16 mile run in a time of 1:41.65 on a firm Matt Winn Turf Course, making it the third such victory for Stevens, who also won as far back as 1995 on Unanimous Vote and then three years later (in 1998) on Dernier Croise.
The champion said, “Tom just said, ‘Enjoy yourself, have a good time. I want you to concentrate on just the finish. I don't care where you're at early.’ He said, 'Just make sure you've got the horse to finish up with.’ It took me a while through the stretch the first time to wrangle him back, get him to settle.”
He then added, “And once he did, it was just a matter of getting him out at the head of the stretch and letting him do his thing. He's got a powerful, powerful kick. I think he's going to be a top, top turf horse, I'm talking Grade I. He's still learning. He's a big colt. He's still developing right now. He's only going to get better.”
Global View got off to a slow start, racing with the back of the pack at the beginning of the race. Craftsmen led the field with Stormin Inti close behind for most of the race. Global View began to pick off horses on the far turn and then clawed back to an emphatic win. This win earned Global Victory $173,461 and it has taken the horse’s total earnings to $274,988.