27th April 2017 – Punchestown – It would be difficult not to be excited by this exuberant front running display He is unbeaten in his four chases and this was probably his best round of jumping to date. I would prefer to remain open minded as to how much he will find under pressure if challenged late on by a better quality rival. This was not the strongest of grade one races and the runner up was beaten further in the Arkle.
27th April 2017 – Punchestown – He briefly looked a threat to the winner two from home. However, he was soon put in his place and finished closer today compared with the distance he finished behind Altior. This was a very ordinary grade one contest.
27th April 2017 – Punchestown – He needs further than this on ground as quick as this. He plugged on up the home straight having never threatened the winner. Presumably he was competing in part due to the pressures of the trainer’s championships.
27th April 2017 – Punchestown – He needs a longer trip and was just starting to stay on from out the back when hampered at the last fence. His recent form figures are wholly uninspiring; however, I do believe he is better than he has been able to show this season. He was travelling well in the JLT and he could be one to consider for a Cheltenham Festival handicap in 2018. I would think that it is very likely that Mouse Morris will have similar thoughts at the back of his mind.