THUNDER MASALA is a gelding by Global View out of the Ashaawes mare Scented Ash. Bred by Ascot Stud, he was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the 2020 National Yearling Sale.

Name: Thunder Masala
Named by: Hollywoodbets Food & Beverage Team
Previous Name: Night Duty
Sex: Gelding
Sire: Global View
Dam: Scented Ash
Damsire: Ashaawes
DOB: 11/09/2018
BreederAscot Stud 
Sale: BSA National Yearling Sale
Trainer
: Lunga Gila
Previous Trainer: Garth Puller
PedigreeSee Here
Record: 21-1-8

By exciting new freshman sire Global View, he is a strong colt from the same family that produced the likes of LEGISLATEGABOR and BLACK SKIMMER to name a few.

Updates – Thunder Masala

January 31st, 2024
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth. Finished 11th out of 11 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was given a very poor ride racing 3 deep around the turn on a horse that needs to be given every chance as he is very limited.

January 8th, 2024
He has moved to trainer Lunga Gila.

November 15th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf. Finished 6th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was draw wide and Richard Fourie had to make a lot of use of him to get into a good position. I believe that they were going to fast upfront and had to stop.

August 20th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 3rd out of 14 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: A great run. The race showed his best form is when he is settled closer to the speed rather than sitting at the back and pulling.

July 24th, 2023
Raced over 1700m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 6th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Disappointing run, the jockey said the pace was too slow for him and he was over-racing. We will give him one more run and if he doesn’t improve, he will retire.

June 21st, 2023
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 8th out of 10 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He has lost his form. I hope it’s not due to bleeding that has cause his last few poor runs. We will give him one more run as he only finished 4.50 lengths back.

May 24th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 11th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very poor run. Will give him one more run from a good draw and if he doesn’t improve, I feel we should retire him. He has previously been suspended for bleeding, so it could be contributing to his poor performance.

April 3rd, 2023
Raced over 1700m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 4th out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: The race didn’t really work out for him; he had no cover and over raced. A better horse with cover as he has a short run in.

March 13th, 2023
Raced over 1900m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Finished 4th out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He moved up looking like a winner. I feel he will be better over shorter.

February 26th, 2023
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Finished 3rd out of 7 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Stayed on well to finish third, good run.

December 30th, 2022
Raced over 1200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 9th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He needed the run over a distance short of his best.

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September 21st, 2022
Raced over 1900m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 8th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He bled during the race.

August 31st, 2022
Raced over 2000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 2nd out of 8 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He was very unlucky. He had to switch out for a run at the 200m mark which cost him the race.

August 24th, 2022
Very good 4th last time. He is ready to go one better now .He did not draw well but we will see what the size of the field is and will run him.

August 15th, 2022
Raced over 1900m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 4th out of 9 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very good run. He will be hard to beat next time on this run. He was a bit unlucky up the straight.

July 20th, 2022
Had a hard run and will need one more hard run. Will put him over a bit further next time. He is working well at home but he needs to show now.

July 6th, 2022
Raced over 1400m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the polytrack. Finished 11th out of 12 runners.
Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Poor run, but Garth Puller said he would need the run. He should be spot on for his next start.

June 4th, 2022
Raced over 1750m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Very poor run. Garth Puller said that he would need the run.

March 14th, 2022

284 – THUNDER MASALA makes it a double for the Syndicate at Hollywoodbets Greyville this afternoon. He was given a confident ride by Anton Marcus, moved up and held all challengers at bay. He is trained by Hollywoodbets-sponsored Garth Puller. Well done to the breeders Ascot Stud.

Anthony Delpech post-race comment: Anton Marcus believes that he will improve and there is more races in him.

February 14th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the Polytrack. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: He will improve from the run and needs further. He should win soon.

January 24th, 2022
Raced over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Anthony Delpech post-race comment: It was a good run. He is still carrying a lot of condition so there is more improvement to come and he will be better over more ground. Jockey Tristan Godden said that he is still a big baby in the race and will improve a lot with the run.

December 8th, 2021
Raced over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.

October 31st, 2021
Debut over 1200m on the turf at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He walked into the parade ring carrying a lot of condition and needed the run badly. Gavin Lerena was positive when he came back and said that he feels that the Syndicate will have fun with him. He will come on from this outing.

January 16th, 2021
Night Duty (now known as Thunder Masala) has today joined up with the Garth Puller stable where he will begin the next phase of his career in preparation for his debut.

January 7th, 2021
Night Duty (now known as Thunder Masala), a Global View gelding, is coming along nicely and seems to be shedding some of that excess condition he had during the spring. Here he is cantering towards the end of last week. Another month or so and he should be ready to come into full training.

October 12th, 2020
Having settled in well under the watchful eye of Sally Bruss, he has started to mature well but is still carrying quite a lot of condition having picked up a minor injury a few months back. He should be ready to come into full training in the next 6 – 8 weeks.

August 14th, 2020
He has arrived in the Western Cape to be spelled by Sally Bruss on her new establishment.