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Global Choice set for debut

Global Choice at the Doomben barrier trials (6th February) Global Choice at the Doomben barrier trials (6th February)

Story by Alan Welburn

JOCKEY Michael Cahill will extend his association with Adrenaline Thoroughbreds’ baby class of 2018 aboard Global Choice at Doomben on Saturday.

Global Choice (f2, Choisir – Global Start) will debut in the Kitchen at Treasury Handicap (1110 metres) and Cahill has the ride, just as he did aboard Catastrophic in a similar juvenile event in early November.

For the record, Catastrophic (c2, Smart Missile – Foscat) finished third, less than two lengths from Ef Troop, a subsequent fourth in Sunlight’s Magic Millions at the Gold Coast in January. Interestingly, Global Choice will be contesting the opening race on the program as was the case for Catastrophic in his solid debut run.

Global Choice takes her first race day steps after advertising ability in an official barrier trial at Doomben on February 6.

Ridden by Ron Stewart, Global Choice did best of the seven runners to finish three-quarters of a length ahead of runner-up Addocarr in 49.84 seconds, having also been credited with a final 600m sectional of 34.05secs. 

Global Choice has drawn barrier seven in the field of eight in which the Rob Heathcote stable has dual representation through topweight Pinch Memory (Jeff Lloyd, barrier one) and Only Wanna Sing (Damian Browne, barrier five). Likewise, Global Choice will face the starter with her stablemate Boomsara (Matthew McGillivay, barrier five), another newcomer.

Pinch Memory (once) and She’s Choosie (three) have race winning form and may present some resistance for Global Choice, though trainer Chris Munce is happy with her ahead of the weekend appointment.

With Global Choice set for her debut, Adrenaline Thoroughbreds is closing in on a 100 percent turnout for their batch of 2017-18 season youngsters with only the Foxwedge filly Mem’s Magic yet to race.

“It’s only mid-February and we’re incredibly proud of our efforts to produce what are no doubt two metropolitan standard racehorses already from only three horses purchased last year. We like to think that with time, these guys step up to Saturday and then Stakes level, just as Champ Elect did for us last season. The hard work we put into finding these athletic horses with great conformation and quality pedigrees backing them up are paying off for our growing group of clients. Anyone interested in purchasing a small share in a horse and enjoying the ride that this offers should check us out and consider our new purchases from this year’s Magic Millions. I think we’ve once again found the right horses at the right price”, Adrenaline’s Paul Bita said.