Mountain High had his first Irish hurdling success on Monday when Pepparpot (4g Mountain High-Pickled Peppar, by Distant Music) scored at Cork for owner/trainer/breeder Mags Mullins.
The four-year-old, a winner on the flat, had finished second on his only previous hurdling start and looked s decent performer at Cork has he ran away with the 17-runner maiden hurdle by seven and a half lengths.
Mullins, whose son Danny rode Pepparpot, told irishracing.com: “He ran over two miles and two the last day but I think he is more of a two miler. He is a big baby and he is growing away. We bred him ourselves and I’m delighted with him. We will keep going with him now.”
Mountain High has already enjoyed success in point-to-points with Mountain Tunes (4g Mountain High-Art Lover, by Over The River) selling for £75,000 at Cheltenham in April after scoring the previous month.