Unbeaten galloper Globe might be stepped up further in distance for his final run for the season after the untapped gelding thrashed his rivals at BM100 level in the King’s Coronation Cup (1880m) at Ladbrokes Park Sandown.
Globe had won his first three starts before stepping up from a BM64 win in a midweek race at Sandown last month to Saturday’s BM100, but the rise in class made very little difference as he again had a four-length winning margin at the finish.
Co-trainer Mick Price said he would decide later whether Globe’s initial campaign could stretch to five runs as he was keen to get him over more ground with a view to possible targets in the spring.
“I think he’s got a good motor on him,” Price said. “He’s learned a lot this preparation and he’s settled, but he is a four-year-old, not like a three-yar-old with us waiting for him to grow up.
“So, I wouldn’t say he necessarily has to go to the paddock.
“It would be interesting to see him over 2000 (metres). He was a little bit keen there and I am hoping that’s not a temperamental thing.
“Sometimes, towards the end of a prep, their temperament gets a little bit rattled, but we’ll try to make the right decision.”
Price said he is not afraid of testing the emerging young horse, who’s domestic rating would have improved into the high 80s after his win.
“Usually, whenever I feel a horse is OK, I usually get terribly ambitions, which is against my strike-rate, but what do you do? He’s a lovely horse.”
Despite the steep rise in class, punters stuck solid with Globe, who eventually ran as the $1.80 favourite, before he spaced his rivals after apprentice rider Celine Gaudray took him to the middle of the track in the home straight.
“We drew a sticky gate today, but he actually pinged the lids,” she explained.
“Early on, he was a little unsettled and on the bridle, but once he relaxed, he was in a really good rhythm and he sustained that rhythm to the line.
“He’s definitely still really green and when other horses aren’t with him, he gets a little lost in front on his own.
“He’s got a lovely big stride, so I can’t see why he can’t go further.”