Bunbury based owners Dan and Julie Love have got their hands on a very promising galloper named Hans Up.
Hans Up (4g Hurricane Sky – Danish by Danehill) was much too good for a competitive field of maidens in the Westbuild Hcp (1000m) at Pinjarra on Thursday. Making a belated debut down the straight course, he sprinted clear under Troy Turner for a near-three length victory in 58.50s.
“This bloke has plenty of ability, alright” trainer Brett Pope admitted after the gelding landed the money at his home track. “There have been a few hiccups along the way, though. He could buck with the best of them in the early days but we always knew he could gallop.
“He won trials untouched and was all set to start here on Boxing Day but refused to go into the gates. Today was the big test and he really responded when Troy pulled the stick.”
Hans Up was a cheap $3,500 buy as an untried two year-old at a Perth Magic Millions Sale in March 2011. “I’ve got three in work for Dan and Julie and Hans Up is the first of them to race,” Pope said. “He will be winning much better races and, if there’s something suitable, we might take him straight to town.”
Hans Up is by Group 1 racehorse and sire Hurricane Sky who was pensioned by Scenic Lodge last year. He is the penultimate foal from Danehill mare Danish and she also retired after delivering a Husson Lightning colt in 2010.
Danish scored at Sandown for Lee Freeman in 1996 and she has thrown 9 winners from 10 to the races.
Dan Love has built up a substantial bloodstock portfolio in recent years and he purchased Group 2 winning stallion Famous Roman (Danetime) to stand at Waterford Stud in 2012.
– Karl Patterson
Dan Love stands the G2 winning Danetime stallion at Waterford Stud