Cork June 9th
There’s a decent amount of flat racing behind us and it’s coming thick and fast these days. It just dawned on me it was this day last year racing resumed post lockdown. We head to Cork tomorrow with 2. Morph Speed won last Thursday in Leopardstown, he got on top reasonably quickly when the race developed but he didn’t really turn away the second at any stage. The shape of the race may explain that but he needs to be a good bit better to cope with these. He might improve for the run aswell as there had been a bit of a gap prior to the last day. He has been a lovely horse to have, a real pleasure to train and it would be lovely to see him compete with these. Dynakite continues to be disappointing, he threatened to run very poorly Saturday last when looking likely to drop out at half way. H1e ran on and avoided disgracing himself but he’s on borrowed time. Literally any horse that embraces training and keeps his head down and keeps galloping will get a race. They have to help. We’ll see. The year has gone OK. 5 winners once you include Dundalk seems like a very modest return but for an outfit as small as ours it’s about what one can expect. A bounce of a ball here and that figure could be 8 but a bounce there and it could be 3. Even though numbers are small you could get on a little roll and go from ticking along to having a bit of momentum. Hopefully we have a busy June and it would be nice to think there might be a 2 year old or 2 that could develop into something.  

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