The highly-regarded Jack The Wire (5g Scorpion-Smiling Away, by Phardante) looked an exciting prospect for Scorpion when landing the point-to-point bumper at Tipperary on Thursday evening.
Denis Hogan’s unbeaten charge, who had won a 15-runner point-to-point at Dromahane on April 26, was well-backed ahead of the bumper and didn’t give his supporters many worries well when scoring by four and a half lengths.
The five-year-old, bred by Christopher Maye, carries the colours of Hogan’s father Martin and could now be sold on.
“I bought him at the Derby Sale in 2013 and then ‘forgot’ about him for a year. I was going through the motions before bringing him to his point-to-point at Dromahane where I thought I’d be happy if he placed, but he won,” Hogan told irishracing.com
“He has a very big engine and is owned by my parents Martin and Mary. I might have a job convincing them not to sell but he’s a horse I’d obviously love to keep in the yard. It’s good horses I want.”