"We have bought a couple of Heeraats because they are very good looking, racy and the fact that he is a son of Dark Angel is a big plus’ Ross Doyle. Read all about the sire here: http://mickleystud.co.uk/heeraat/
Richard Hannon bought him on spec at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale in conjunction with Peter and Ross Doyle. Shortly after the Doncaster Sale, Richard rang Tim Palin and said, "Tim, there is a gorgeous Heeraat colt here that you really should buy." Although we are Richard's biggest English based owner (by number of horses in training at Hannon's), we were very flattered indeed that he should choose to ring us to promote the horse to.
We agreed that if Richard could keep the horse to one side for us, we would take a look at him the next time we were down. Richard suggested that he would love to show us the horse, so at our yearling parade at Herridge in October, he brought out this stunning dark bay colt, with looks to die for. Our assessment was that he was very much a 2yo type for us and coming from the Doncaster Sale where we have had so much success over the years, we have to say we couldn't resist to temptation to buy him. We agreed there and then that we would take him. Over the course of the morning our owners were snapping up share after share in him, so much so, that by the end of the morning he was half sold, just to the owners in attendance.
Syndicate manager update: A very fast horse. A very talented horse. Although now rated 85, which seems super, we saw much much more than that at home. As a result of the discrepancy between homework and track performance, we pulled up stumps early in 2018 and gave him the Winter to strengthen up. He looks to have a really exciting season ahead. He could be very well handicapped and it's just possible he doesn't end the season, still a handicapper. (He has just come out and recorded a 2nd place on seasonal reappearance, which is a great start to his season-especially as it was from a wide draw!)