TYPHON 29 April 2010 Proud Citizen-Seven Moons Owner-D H Lees & Sons Limited
Typhon joined us after being purchased at the Newmarket horses in training sales in the Autumn of 2014. He had raced as a 2 and 3 year old for the Newmarket yard of David Lanigan, in the ownership of the Niarchos Family,
He had 3 runs as a juvenile, culminating in a 5 length, 6th of twelve at Newmarket over 7 furlongs, earning a handicap mark of 69. He raced 8 times as a 3 year old, winning twice, at Doncaster in June, and on his last start for the Lanigan yard at Lingfield in October, both over 1 mile and 2 furlongs.He was gelded the following month.
By the time he had his first run for us, he had been off the track for nearly fifteen months, so was entitled to be a little ring rusty for his stable debut, which was also his hurdling debut at Catterick. He trailed in a well beaten 7th, with the soft ground also not helping his cause. A further two runs, both in the soft, showed no further improvement, but he now had his handicap mark of eighty seven, which looked very workable compared with his flat achievements. On better ground at Sedgefield in March, he made his handicap debut a winning one, being driven out by jockey Joe Colliver for a decisive 5 length success, this would also prove to be his last run over hurdles.
His return to the flat a month later at Pontefract ended in disappointment when Graham Lee pulled him up after only 3 furlongs, reporting the horse had lost his action, the vet also reported that he had bled from the nose.He was back on the track two months later at Ripon over 1 mile and 4 furlongs, but weakened quickly when push came to shove.It was more or less deja vous over the same course and distance two weeks later, and a week after that at Nottingham when dropped back two furlongs, he once again failed to see out the race. He was given a break to freshen him up, and on his return at Catterick in October, he once again bled from the nose, and it was decided it was time to pull up stumps.
Typhon gave owner Darrel Lees his first ever winner as an owner, a memory he will treasure for always. As for Typhon, he is one of the lucky horses, enjoying his retirement with the Trainer family of Danny,Gemma, and daughter Izzy.