GLOBAL JACKPOT. 19 May 2013. Flying Legend-A Fistful Of Euros. Owner-Mrs Helen Sugden.
Global Jackpot was purchased at the Doncaster horses in training sale back in September, having previously been in training with Gordon Elliott in Ireland.For a seven year old he isn't over raced, with 24 races under four different codes, behind him.
He began his career in the care of the Tom Keating yard, winning on his second and final race, in a four years old only point to point at Mainstown, in December 2017.Following that race he was sold by his owner/trainer, to continue racing with champion trainer Gordon Elliott.
Global Jackpot made his debut under rules in a bumper at Downpatrick in March 2018, going off the 7/4 favourite, and finishing third of the five runners, beaten by seven lengths.Over the next seven weeks he would race in a further three bumpers, finishing second on each occasion.His attentions were turned to hurdling in July, where he finished forth on debut, weakening from two out.A step up to two and a half miles, and with Barry Geraghty in the saddle for the first time, saw him finish second at Kilbeggan in August, he finally got in the winners circle six days later at Tramore over two miles on good ground, with the handicapper seeing fit to give him an official mark of 120.His next two starts were both in novice hurdles at Perth in September, on the first occasion, under a 6lb penalty, and going off the 30/100 favourite, he came home on the bridle, this was followed 17 days later, under a double penalty, when he made all for a 12 lengths win, taking his official rating to 141.His final race over hurdles to date was at Bangor 15 days later, when going off at 1/1, and running below form to finish second.
Global Jackpot returned in April 2019 for his chase debut at Fairyhouse where he finished third, appearing to run up to near the best of his hurdles form.His next four runs, one in a novice chase, and three in beginners chases saw a significant loss of form, he was tailed off at Ballinrobe, and then pulled up at Perth, after he went lame.He was then tailed off in July at Tipperary in July, before blundering his chance away at Listowel in September.It was 15 days later at Sligo, and in his first ever run in a handicap, that from a mark of 130 he finished third, beaten three and a half lengths, signifying a return to his best form.At Down Royal in November, he was left second at the last, going down by 23 lengths, from a mark of 132, and then later in the month he finished well down the field at Cork.
He had his winters break, and returned at Tipperary in July 2020, finishing third in a beginners chase, beaten by 10 lengths, and probably running close to his previous best over fences.12 days later at the Galway Festival, he ran a respectable fifth in another beginners chase. He had his final start for the Gordon Elliott yard in August, when finishing fifth, beaten 38 lengths at Killarney in yet another beginners chase.
Global Jackpot is still only seven years old, so he has time on his side.He is rated 141 over hurdles (Irish rating,) and 126 over fences (Irish rating,) where he still has the bonus of being a novice.His best trip appears to be two miles, and although he can act on a soft surface, he has shown his best form on good ground.
Global Jackpot raced for the first time for us at Wetherby on October 30th, finishing fifth of the seven runners in a handicap chase, off a mark of 125, beaten 26 and a half lengths, over one mile and seven furlongs, on good to soft going.