"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 (April 2020): He put in a career best performance last time out, posting a Timeform rating of 105, when maintaining his unbeaten Lingfield 7f record. A stiff 6f or turning 7f looks like him playing at home and he’s most definitely a ‘Saturday horse.’ Still only a 4yo and lightly raced, there are plenty of big festivals handicaps for him, throughout 2020. He is a fantastic horse to own and looks like the sort of horse who will drop a very decent prize, one day.
Watch his feature race win last time out here: https://www.attheraces.com/atrplayer-popup/VOD/1137587
Here's an update from Richard: