Purchased at the Arqana November Sale this son of INTELLO comes from the stable of Francois Nicole, having had four starts and four places over hurdles in France. He then went on to win his first start over fences at Fontainebleu at the beginning of November.
Working as well as any horse in Ditcheat, Dogon has always been highly thought of but things have just taken a while to click on the course, in the process he has been dropping down the weights and when things did fall into place he’s in a position to run up a sequence.
Things did exactly that at Southwell, the good ground and the switch to positive tactics working the oracle and scoring in impressive fashion:
The Racing Post commented “going best 3 out, shaken up and reminder and went clear run-in, ran on well, comfortably and he should be hard to beat next time.”
Training Update: It took us a while to work him out. Loves to make all, or at least race very prominently, on goodish ground: Just loves to take a cut at his fences. He’s the perfect summer horse to go to war with, having had a break over the winter. Raring to go now, and given he’s still a novice over hurdles, and only a 6yo, there are plenty more races to be won with him, starting as soon as April and beyond.