Curragh Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019
Fridtjof Nansen It's great to be back here again. We've been listening all year to people telling us that this horse is a mile or mile-and-a-quarter horse but we thought he had plenty of boot and six was his trip,. Ronan rode him here the last day, when he was fourth in a five-furlong maiden, and said 'lads go to six'. He was committed today and couldn't ride him. Colin just dropped him in and everything went to plan. He's come down the ratings a bit which he probably needed to as he paid the price for having a few decent runs in maidens last year for Mr Oxx. Hopefully he'll win another one and we'll see how far he can go. I think it's taken him a while to come to himself. He hadn't been showing it on the track for us and then there were question marks asked of him but he proved it today. He was in front, I thought, maybe a bit too soon but he got towed there and in fairness he galloped all the way to the line.