Deva Racing have recently acquired this six-year-old gelding by High Chaparral. High Chaparral was undoubtedly the champion middle distance horse of his age, a Group 1 winner at two, three and four years of age, he is best known for his success in the Epsom Derby and dual Breeders Cup Turf successes.
He has had an abundant of winners in his second career as a stallion but will always be remembered as the sire of the great, Altior.
A winner of his only bumper and placed in four of his seven hurdle races to date, it is clear that High Change contains some of the same ability as Altior.
Previously trained by Charlie Hills, who is predominantly a flat trainer, we have moved High Change into the capable hands of Grand National winning trainer, Dr Richard Newland, and there are many reasons to believe that this switch will bring out added improvement.
Dr Richard Newland is famed for improving horses from other yards and High Change is just the type that he excel’s with. Furthermore, Deva Racing have had great success when purchasing from Charlie Hills in the past – Glorious Zoff is a prime example. A maiden when purchased by Deva Racing, he went on to win three of his next six starts and even ran at the Olympics of National Hunt Racing, the Cheltenham Festival.
We fully believe this horse has the makings of an improver and it would be no surprise were he to rattle of a sequence of wins, this summer.