SHIROCCO was an outstanding middle-distance racehorse and when his early years at stud began to yield some high-class jumpers, along with a lower than hoped for number of flat pattern winners, it was inevitable that some of the top National Hunt farms would become interested in him.

He is one of a growing number of sons of the great German sire Monsun (by Konigsstuhl) who have been getting Grade 1 stars over obstacles and he is now about to start his third season at Glenview Stud.