3yo by morozov

3YO Gelding by Morozov

A forward type who could be one for 3yo bumpers: Price £3,150 + VAT per 1/10th Share – including all training fees and keep to end September
  • Sire: Morozov
  • Dam: Baraza
  • Dam Sire: Kalanisi
  • Colour: Bay

This horse caught our eye from the minute the sales catalogue was published as it is a dam line that a number of our owners know well, containing the very promising young novice chaser Indian Hawk with Nicky Henderson and dual- winning 4yo bumper, Melekhov, with Philip Hobbs. He is a notably good- looking horse, an excellent mover with a really athletic swagger about him. Gerry Hogan absolutely loved him, and we snapped him up for somewhat less than we expected to have to pay, probably because the sire is not particularly well known. By contrast Indian Hawk, owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Suede, paid £110k for their fellow.

Morozov is by Sadler’s Wells and has already sired three encouraging young horses in Eduard, Opening Batsman and Marshal Zhukov. The dam, Baraza, has had two runners on the track, both successful: Kinari has won four times over fences while Fletcher has won twice over hurdles. Her dam line is a French classic line including top horses such as Behera, the Champion 3yo Filly in Europe in 1989, and Gr.2-winning Behkara. There is also Behrajan who won the Tolworth Hurdle and Pillar Property Chase at Cheltenham.

We expect him to be a forward type who could be one for 3yo bumpers.