Curragh June 26th
Our first trip racing to the Curragh this year. I work all my horses here a couple of times before they run. It’s a well worn path. We run 3 and on the face of it they appear to be bit part players. The Alpha Man goes in the mile maiden and it’s as hot a maiden as you could hope to find. This lad is ignored as a result and to be fair his 2 placed efforts have come in much lesser races. The interesting thing with this fella is both runs were like debuts due to the lockdown enforced gap between run 1 to run 2. He appears to have improved a lot since Gowran and he will give a good account of himself. You can make a case for a load of them and maybe conclude this lad would be better waiting for a mark. I think he’ll run well. Bullish, no but he’s getting uber professional. We’ll see. Ampeson runs next and I’m sceptical of him. He shocked me one day last year by travelling like a dream in Cork and getting there to look like he might nick a big pot. I haven’t seen it since so it’s up to him to claw his way back to that. Cautious Approach was underwhelming on her first run back post lockdown. It’s not like her. She has been busy and well since. She can get herself back rolling today. It’s very competitive. Hopefully she travels, finds daylight and finishes to much better effect. She did a piece of work a few weeks ago that was better than anything she has done. I’m hopeful she can reproduce that here. She needs to.

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