|Pedigree:||Tikkanen (USA) - Mocha (FR)|
Marocchino is by Sire Tikkanen who was a top class 10-12f performer and three parts brother of Turgeon. His products over fences are doing well with Cheltenham Festival winner Golden Chieftain winner of 7 races and the useful Bumper and Hurdle winner Some Tikket.
His Dam Mocha was bred here at The Craig, she had 3 starts with us, she is the third foal out of Pocahontas, whose Dam Tamara was one of the leading broodmares in France of her generation. Producing Azertyuiop (winner of the Kingwell Hurdle, Arkle and Queen Mother Champion Chase) and Bipbap - Champion 4 year old Chaser in France.
Very closely related to our Bumper/Hurdle/Chase winner Ueueteotl, who is also out of Daughter Pocahontas by Tikkanen.
Ran at Newcastle in a very heavy ground Bumper and in hindsight he may not have been right on the day and we roughed him off after that run. He has strengthened up a good deal this summer and blossomed into a strong horse which can only help him find further improvement. As a rule, Tikkanen progeny need better ground.