Global Giant a big winner at Dundalk

Son of Shamardal lands first career Stakes win

The three-year-old colt Global Giant, by Shamardal, became his sire’s sixteenth Black type winner of 2018 on Friday, 12 October when landing the Listed Carlingford Stakes at Dundalk. The sophomore had most recently found himself chasing the winners home in two consecutive Group placings so was fancied by the crowd and sent off as the favourite in the competitive field of seven.

Jockey Gerald Mosse was content to let Global Giant track towards the back of the pack over the first mile of the 11-furlong event but once the field rounded the final turn it was a different story. He loomed large at the top of the stretch and had plenty of horse left downt the stretch, going on to clear the field by some three lengths at the wire.

Global Giant was bred by M J and L A Taylor in Great Britain and is out of the multiple Stakes-placed mare Aniseed, a half-sister to Listed winner Anna’s Rock and to the dam of three-time G2 winner Breton Rock. This is also the immediate family of French Champion and G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arcangues.

Shamardal is also sire this year of 15 other Black type winners, including G1 King’s Stand Stakes winner Blue Point, in addition to G1-winning Hong Kong sensation Pakistan Star. His son Emaraaty Ana won the G2 Gimcrack Stakes while daughter Aljazzi contributed to a superb Royal Ascot for her sire when landing the G2 Duke Of Cambridge.