Cann, whose best horses included Pharoah Hophra, Harlech Lad, Super Trojan and Devon Air, first took out a permit shortly after World War II
Pharoah Hophra scored four times as a novice hurdler in the 1968/69 season but, because Cann did not hold a Flat licence, was transferred to Frank Cundell before landing the Bessborough Handicap
This poem, together with 29:3-5, tells the story, through vivid language, of how Yahweh will bring Pharaoh Hophra to destruction for his part in the demise of Judah.
The same king had also confronted Hophra, the pharaoh in Ezekiel 32 (cf.
29-32) are connected with a specific pharaoh, Hophra, known for his challenge to Nebuchadrezzar (cf.
the Pharaoh Hophra
, who had succeeded Necho II, tried to combine all the Syrian states in a conspiracy against Babylon.
In the years 590/589 Hophra became the pharaoh of Egypt.
It is not stated whether Jeremiah was released from custody, but a short time after, when the siege of Jerusalem was temporarily lifted due to Hophra's intercession, Zedekiah sent a delegation to Jeremiah with the request: 'Pray now unto the Lord our God for us' (37:9).
But there is another great eagle, also with great wings and many feathers, obviously Hophra, Pharaoh of Egypt.