Navan Wed, 10th Jun, 2020
Mutadaawel I had him entered for the Lincoln and I thought he was good enough to run a respectable race there. So if I thought that I thought he should win today. He had a break because of Covid-19 but he came back in as fresh as a daisy and we've been very happy with him. Conor is back riding out and knows the horse inside out. I thought he hit the front a little bit soon but the horse just took him there as he was full of running. He toughed it out at the end. Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning got me last year at the Curragh, on the line, and I thought they were going to do the same again today (with short-head runner-up Ambitious Approach). Thank-god he toughed it out. It's a serious way to start the season and we badly needed it. The horses seem to all be in very good form and hopefully the bit of a break did us all the world of good.