Global Access back in town
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The first trip to Woodbine for Maryland-based Global Access proved to be fruitful, and the son of Giant’s Causeway returns for his stakes debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Display, a 1 1/16-mile test for 2-year-olds.
Global Access showed nothing after breaking awkwardly when debuting in a dirt sprint at Parx on Sept. 29. He was 25-1 in his second race, which came going long in maiden special company here on Oct. 31, and overcame a troubled trip to win from off the pace under Gary Boulanger.
Trainer Mike Trombetta said there were several reasons for shipping Global Access to Woodbine. The colt is a halfbrother to Toronto Cup Stakes
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winner March to the Arch, who won an allowance route on the local Tapeta in June.
“I really wanted to start him on the grass, but we had a real rainy season, and I didn’t have any luck getting him in,” Trombetta said. “I ran him on the dirt to get a race under him, and he really doesn’t train too good on the dirt. However, he does train very good on the synthetic. After I got a race under him, we took him [to Woodbine]. After an eventful trip, he was able to able to win. March to the Arch was successful on [Tapeta], and hopefully it runs in the family.”
A field of nine was drawn for the Display, which goes as the eighth on an 11-race card.
Global Access, by Giant’s Causeway Beyers: 71-28
◗ He has been working fast on the Tapeta at Fair Hill, including a half-mile in a bullet 48 seconds last Saturday.
“He trains like a nice kind of horse,” Trombetta said. “We figured we’d go back up there and take a shot at this race.”
Sir Winston, by Awesome Again Last 3 Beyers: 63-62-39
◗ After graduating in his third start, he rallied wide for third in the Grade 3 Grey Stakes.
◗ Trainer Mark Casse, who has won the Display four times, is adding blinkers. The Boss Factor, by The Factor Last 3 Beyers: 76-69-30
◗ He has improved with each race, capped by a front-running victory in a briskly run maiden special over seven furlongs on Nov. 11.
◗ His trainer, Josie Carroll, has won the Display three times.
Baytown Jimbo, Artie Schiller Last 3 Beyers: 68-59-64
◗ The most experienced runner in the lineup, he won his maiden on the grass at Kentucky Downs in September in his fifth race. After ending up fourth in a sprint stakes at Presque Isle on Oct. 4, he came here to finish second in an allowance route won by Federal Law, who subsequently ran second in the Coronation Futurity.