JUST two weeks ago there was an impressive success for Ocovango, when his son Langer Dan stormed home more than four lengths clear in the valuable Grade 3 Imperial Cup Hurdle at Sandown Park, adding to his win in the Listed Wensleydale Hurdle at Wetherby. He subsequently ran second at Cheltenham.

The five-year-old Langer Dan is from the first crop of Ocovango, who already has several winners to his credit, including La Shaba who has won five times on the flat. Ocovango’s sons have fetched prices up to €75,000 at the sales.