“I thought he was a very nice horse,” said Gold. “Interestingly he wasn't the most fluent walker but he trotted beautifully. A lot of trainers liked him very much and Sheikh Hamdan wants me to buy for the trainers.
“We've had a bit of luck with Dark Angel before with the likes of Heeraat, Estidhkaar and Markaz. I wasn't going to go that high but when you see people like Hong Kong [Jockey Club] are in there strong you've got to step up to the plate a bit.
“He's bred to be decent, in terms of sire and damsire, although it's not a pedigree we know terrible well. But if he runs like he trots we'll be ok,” concluded Gold.