Cork July 5th
Global Pass got off the mark at the 16th or 17th time of asking last time. He tries to back that up today. Obviously he completely lost his form last year and it’s not fully clear why that was. He was striking into himself at home and at the races and the recurring wound was difficult to manage. We have him where he has stopped doing that at home but it’s simply a case of just training him much lighter. It appears to be working. That has it’s own difficulties and he now needs to run regularly to maintain his fitness. Today’s race isn’t exactly ideal. There will be give in the ground which I’m not sure he will handle. Equally I would prefer to be sticking to a mile. Hopefully he will get away with both but it wouldn’t make sense to be taking him 2 hours to the Curragh to work him when he can pop down the road an hour and compete for a few quid. He won easier, in my opinion, than the 4lb rise suggests and to that end trip and ground notwithstanding he should be knocking on the door. Would be nice…

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