26th April 2017 – Punchestown – He led for most of this race and never really looked in danger in his first time blinkers. His trainer rarely uses blinkers but won two races at the festival with horses wearing them for the first time. This was not the strongest of contests and he may have achieved less than this looks on paper.
26th April 2017 – Punchestown – His trainer offered the view that he will jump fences a lot better than hurdles next season. Hopefully this will be how it unfolds for him; that said he was very one paced over this distance and one would have thought that he will need three miles to show his best. Jumping fences will hopefully be the making of him; at the same time he will still not be the fastest chaser in training.
26th April 2017 – Punchestown – He was held up out the back and stayed on past tiring rivals on the whole. I doubt that very much finished behind him.
26th April 2017 – Punchestown – He raced prominently with the leader until weakening from the second last flight. This was his first decent run in quite a while on what was his debut run for Gordon Elliott. This improvement may go a little under the radar next season after he ran badly when running for a second time at the Punchestown Festival.
26th April 2017 – Punchestown – This was a relatively weak contest and he finished only just ahead of horses rated 123 and 129. His early season promise has long since disappeared and he seems to be a very ordinary horse on the balance of his starts this season. He was given a fairly easy time of it once beaten so his suspect temperament did not have a chance of showing itself here.
Minella Till Dawn
26th April 2017 – Punchestown – He was beaten very early on and apparently finished lame.