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Jade Hunter Adds US Black-Type

Tuesday, 14th October 2008

In California, Argentine-bred & Argentine multiple Gr1-placed 5YO entire Global Hunter (Jade Hunter-Griffe De Paris, by Telescopico) scored a 1-length victory in the US Listed Lure Stakes (8 furlongs on turf) at Santa Anita Park. Global Hunter (ridden by Jose Valdivia for trainer A.Avila) defeated Irish-bred 4YO entire Vauquelin (Xaar-Beryl, by Bering) & UK-bred fellow 4YO entire Mr Napper Tandy (Bahamian Bounty-Starfleet, by Inchinor). Previously this season, Global Hunter finished 3rd in both April's US Gr2 Mervyn Leroy Handicap (8.5 furlongs on all-weather) at Hollywood Park & August's Gr2 Del Mar Mile (8 furlongs on turf) at Del Mar. During 2007 in Argentina, Global Hunter won the Gr2 Clasico America (1600m on turf) at San Isidro, Gr3 Clasico Horacio Bustillo (1600m on turf) at San Isidro & Listed Clasico Urbano De Iriondo (1400m on turf) at San Isidro, as well as finishing 3rd in the Gr1 Gran premio Internacional Joaquin De Anchorena (1600m on turf) at San Isidro. And in 2006, Global Hunter finished 2nd in Argentina's Gr1 Dos Mil Guineas-Consagracion De Potrillos (1600m on turf) at San Isidro, plus 3rd in both the Gr1 Gran Premio Poll De Potrillos (1600m on dirt) at Palermo & Gr2 Clasico Eduardo Casey (2200m on dirt) at Palermo.

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