Hopes still high for Hydrogen

by British Horseracing Authority News Headlines 5 months ago

Connections of Hydrogen, the most expensive yearling bought anywhere in the world in 2012, still have hopes that he could fulfil his potential.

Qatar Racing paid �2.5million for the three-parts brother to Authorized but he has yet to see a racecourse.

While he holds entries in the Investec Derby and Dubai Duty Free-sponsored Irish equivalent, trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam recently suggested he would not make it to Epsom and that Royal Ascot might be more realistic.

David Redvers, racing manager for the owners, told At The Races: “At the moment he’s back in work with Peter. He had a tough year last year, anything that could go wrong did.

“First he picked up an injury on the gallops and then he kicked a wall and injured a hock.

“Because he spent so much time in box-rest he then lost all his strength that he’d developed, so he’s spent a lot of time this spring building that back up.

“There’s been a great deal of scrutiny over him and he might end up belatedly making his debut and reaching his full potential, we can only hope that’s the case.”

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