Pop The Hood is a 7yo gelding by top dirt sire Street Cry, purchased privately in the US. Despite being a 7yo he does not have a huge number of miles on the clock, with just 19 career starts, of which he has won 5. 2018 has arguably been his best season so far, really catching the eye in a stakes race at Saratoga last time where he finished 4th in a small field, after an unfavourable pace setup.

He’s a big strong type, rated 95, that should really suit the style of racing at Meydan. He’s 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 last time in a strong looking race, both Carnival handicaps over 6f. He’s likely to step up in trip at some point soon and that may well bring out some improvement.


  • 7-y-o (2Mar12 b g)
  • Street Cry - Prophetically (Pulpit)
  • Doug Watson - Red Stables
  • Touch Gold Racing