I am absolutley delighted to have secured Hogan’s Height for £26,000 plus sales costs.
He is a potential top class recruit. He is only now a five year old and part of the excitement will be watching him develop into a steeplechaser.
Hogan’s Height is bred to be a staying chaser and is from the family of Madison Du Berlais (winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup, Bowl Chase at Aintree, second in King George VI behind Kauto Star). He is by Indian River out of Electre du Berlais. Indian River is a top Sire including Native River who is will be one of the favourites for the Hennessy Gold Cup later this month. Electre du Berlais is a successful dam havng already produced black type Master du Berlais and Melkior du Berlais winner of over £40,000. CLICK HERE for his breeding.
Hogan’s Height has run in two strong Irish Point to Point races achieving a point rating of 85 (Native River achived a rating of 77 when he ran in Point to Points). Hogan’s Height stayed on strongly in both of his three mile Point to Points finishing a close up third at the Grade 1 pointing track Dromahane and second at Rathcommon, having jumped superbly in both races. In his last race he was an unlucky second, closing on the winner right up to the line. Had he won his price at the sales would have been considerably higher. The P-P analysis reported that
“He could not quite reel in the winner, but was closing all the way to the line. In truth he lost little in defeat here and looks a maiden winner in the waiting for his current connections“.
He is young and clearly still learning the game but has already shown that he was speed as well as stamina.
His trainer in Ireland was Sam Curling. Sam was conditional jockey with Nicky Henderson when Jamie Snowden was the yard’s amateur jockey. They remain good friends and Sam strongly recommended Hogen’s Height to us. Sam reports that he will handle some cut in the ground and has been completely sound. He was also sold was a veterinary certificate.
Hogan’s Height joined Jamie’s yard yesterday and has settled in well.
I expect shares to sell quickly, so please do get in touch if you would like to join this exciting new syndicate.