Listowel Thu, 14th Sep, 2017
Kupa River He’d some very good form, and the last day he was third in a far better maiden. The hood has really helped him and my staff have done a great job as he was on his nerves a bit on his first few runs and did too much. Ronan reckoned he’d be a far better horse going left-handed and he was right. He’s improved every run. It’s hard to figure out what his rating will be after today. He’s very much a baby and I think he’ll be a much better horse next year.
Listowel Tue, 12th Sep, 2017
Tonkin I'm glad now because I thought about pulling him out. I like this horse and when I found out there were no stalls I was thinking how bad might it be for a two year old,. I knew he'd handle soft and he ran a real nice race at Killarney and the winner was second in a Group 3 since. . Ronan (Whelan) likes this horse and the reason I ran him was that he is going for the Eyrefield Stakes and I didn't think he was just ready to step into Listed class yet and he would have learned a lot today.