Milan Conformation

Son Of Milan Proves A Cut Above In Maiden Hurdle

Chuvelo (6g Milan - Bargante, by Phardante) produced a smart performance to justify strong market support in Saturday’s maiden hurdle at Bangor.

The dual bumper winner finished third on his hurdle debut over course and distance and was sent off the even-money favourite as he returned from a break. Donald McCain’s charge made all under Brian Hughes and was asked to quicken at the second last, going clear from the final flight to win by seven lengths.

Chuvelo is owned by TG Leslie and was bought for £100,000 after making a promising debut for Sam Curling. The son of Milan was bred by M Doran and is a full-brother to Munster National victor Double Seven (Milan).