Only one place to start – the dual Grand National hero has twice rewarded his connections at Gigginstown with the title of winning the £1 Million world’s greatest steeplechase. Yet it all commenced at such low beginnings.
Nigel Hawke bought this horse for just £10,000 and won with him at Market Rasen on debut in a juvenile hurdle. At the time of selling him to the Irish giants, an £70,000 profit looked a rather nice piece of business.
However, as the tiger got older and matured into a fine scope for a horse with not the largest of structures, he has developed and improved into one of the all-time greats, having also landed four victories at the Cheltenham Festival.
Twice a winner in the Glenfarcas Cross Country Chase, he won the JCB Triumph Hurdle as a four-year-old back in 2014, and began to show his staying prowess when coming through the four-mile National Hunt Challenge Trophy in 2017.
His career earnings have now summited to an astonishing £1,367,282, and only being a nine-year-old, he could still have plenty of big days ahead of him yet including a possible hat-trick bid in the Liverpool highlight in twelve months’ time.