Dundalk Feb 12th
Just a quick word on our 2 runners tomorrow. Benavente and Eloso run in a 7f winners race, the last race on the card but there’s no winners in it. Benavente ran away fine 3 weeks ago. It was his first run for 7 months and after travelling smoothly he just flattened out in the last furlong to be beaten less than a length. Hopefully it was just fitness preventing him from kicking on and getting the job done. If he’s going to be the horse we need will become clearer tomorrow night. It would be nice to see him grabbing the bull by the horns and taking his opportunity. Eloso runs in the same race. He was clueless the first day but showed a bit. I expect mine to be a bit shell shocked the first day but this guy was quite silly. He jumped slowly, travelled in snatches and then dived left when threatening to run on nicely. The interesting thing with this fella is how much he appears to have improved. He has come forward a lot for that first run. He seems to be on the trajectory that would have him competitive in a maiden. He has a lot to learn however and I feel with tomorrow under his belt we could start to think along those lines. He could be coming faster than that. He’s fit and very well so it would be nice to see him run a race full of promise.