Striaght of Hormuz (Sir Percy X Sliabh Luachra) had three runs as a 2YO in 2019 finishing 1st and 2nd in September. He was sent to his new trainer Jedd O’Keeffe in June and quickly reappeared at Haydock on June 24th. He picked up where he laid off in September coming home 1st in this Class 3 Racing TV Handicap. Held up in the rear in this one mile race he started to make headway from the two furlong mark running on well in the final furlong to get up close home. Like many other winners nobody told him that he was the 20/1 outsider and lots of other wins must await him.

His dam Sliabh Luachra is a sister to the multiple group winner Mehmas now the leading first season stallion. She has an Acclamation 2YO with Richard Hannon who has yet to run and a Starspangled Banner yearling filly entered for the Goffs Orby sale in October.