The first of Touch Gold’s US purchases hits the track at Meydan on Thursday, with Pop The Hood running in the 6f handicap.
Pop The Hood was privately purchased over the summer with a view to racing at Meydan. Despite being a 7yo, he’s not too many miles on the clock with just 19 career starts to his name, of which he’s won 5.
He’s an athletic sort who has settled in well with Doug Watson at Red Stables and his initial rating of 95 instantly makes him Carnival eligible.
He will start over 6f but should hopefully get further. Naturally he’ll come on for the run, though his work has been solid and it entitles him to hopefully be competitive in what is a small field. We’re certainly excited to get going and to see what he can do out in the Desert.