Pop The Hood is a 7yo gelding by top dirt sire Street Cry, purchased privately in the US. Despite being a 7yo he came to the UAE not have a huge number of miles on the clock, with just 19 career starts, of which he has won 5. 2018 was arguably his best season over there, really catching the eye in a stakes race at Saratoga in August where he finished 4th in a small field, after an unfavourable pace setup.
A big strong type, He’s been in training with Doug Watson at Red Stables and has made a satisfactory start in the UAE, finishing fourth on his debut and then sixth in a strong looking race, both Carnival handicaps over 6f. He disappointed upped to 1m next time, an effort worth ignoring, before running fifth over 7f earlier this month. Off 85 now, he looks a well handicapped 6f sprinter who may just improve exponentially in his 2nd year in the UAE.