She pulled up last time out, ran terribly on heavy ground but I put it down to the ground. She won a Tramore maiden quite impresively. We thought she was well handicapped at 122 but she’s only going okay. Hopefully good ground will bring about a lot of improvement, it has to. It’s a fact finding mission really, she’s been bitterly disappointing since we got her.
We’d love to be thinking that we’re getting her ready for Galway but she’s not exactly catching the pigeons at home. She came with a bit of a reputation, she hasn’t yet shown it to us so hopefully good ground will bring out what she’s supposed to be.
Quick ground definitely suits him. The only problem is that he’s definitely a fraction better going left-handed. I know he won in Ballinrobe, which is right-handed, but he does do everything to his left. He ran out one day in Downpatrick, in a hurdle race, and he’d be a better horse going the other way around. That’s why Brian (J Cooper) has picked Rogue Angel. He seems well, it’s his first run and I’m sure he’ll improve for it.
Good Enough For Galway?
I don’t think he’s good enough to be a Galway Plate horse. I could be wrong but I think we have a few better ones at home.
Sir Harry Cash
This race is called the Galway Plate trial but I hardly think you’ll seen any of these eight horses lining up for the Galway Plate. I’d say this is their Plate, it’s as simple as that.
Sir Harry Cash has a good record around Limerick. He’s a sound jumper, it’s not a great race and he probably has a good each-way chance.
On pulling up last time out:
I won a hurdle race on him and I won a race on him at Naas. He had a couple of good runs, the last day was disappointing but Eric has freshened him up and seems to be happy with him.