Chapple-Hyam confirmed as Hydrogen trainer
Updated: Monday, 19 Nov 2012 08:08
Peter Chapple-Hyam has been confirmed as the trainer of Hydrogen, Qatar Racing's sale-topping colt.
The son of Galileo cost 2.5 million guineas at Tattersalls earlier this year and is a half-brother to Chapple-Hyam's 2007 Derby winner Authorized.
"I've got two horses, one of them is Hydrogen," Chapple-Hyam told the Telegraph.
"I feel like I've been given the golden ticket to the Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory."
The news was revealed at a lunch in a Gloucestershire hotel with 18 trainers told which horse they would be training for Sheikhs Fahad and Hamad Al Thani through details in an envelope.
Jamie Spencer, stable jockey to Qatar Racing, said: "Hydrogen is with the right man. He was as cool as a cucumber when he opened his envelope."