Lee has high hopes for Sole Pretender

Tue 12th Jun 2018, 10:53

Sole Pretender winning at Ballinrobe last month
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Trainer Norman Lee is looking forward to seeing Sole Pretender make his hurdling debut following his Ballinrobe bumper success last month.

The four-year-old son of Gold Well was a 25-1 shot for his racecourse introduction, but belied those odds to claim a comprehensive victory.

Lee said: “He is a lovely horse and he’ll go for a maiden hurdle now in the next few weeks. We’ll see from there and we might end up in Galway with him.

“He is a very good little horse, he would never let you down. I was expecting him to be in the shake-up at Ballinrobe, but you can’t be going into a four-year-old bumper first time out saying you are going to win.

“He has worked very well and we think an awful lot of him. He has done everything we have asked of him very easily.

“Once the ground goes back safe again, and we get a bit of rain, we’ll run him. We won’t run him on watered ground.

“We have 15 horses in for the summer and 10 breakers, so we are kept busy.”