Cork Sat, 6th Jan, 2018
Smokey Joe Joe I saw 7/4 last night and thought it was a price I was half-expecting to see but then he drifted like a barge. But leave him drift all he wants, the horse doesn't know and I backed him twice at 10/1. He was awful unlucky in Limerick and Denis said to me he'd definitely have won. I blame myself in some ways for Limerick because I said to Robbie (Dunne) about my horse in the previous race (Balbir Du Matin), 'why didn't you go on on him' when he could have been 20 lengths clear turning in and went down and won. Then he went out (in the next race) and went on on him (Smokey Joe Joe)!. Today I was full of confidence because I told Denis to land him on the line and Denis is great for that.