I've never seen Up Grade, but I have seen many of his full siblings, there wasn't a slouch in the bunch, tried to buy most of the unsuccessfully. Since he was left a bull I would have to think he was better than the rest of them. THC or not we are going to give him a try (his dam was one of my all time favorites). I have seen Tidal Wave several times. He is heck for stout, big boned, huge muscle expression, and awesome hair. He is a full brother to Hotel California.