Punchestown Sun, 19th Nov, 2017
Mtada Supreme He's a grand horse. My friend Michael Bates got him for me. He got me him and Ballyboker Bridge,. I wouldn't have bought the horse but only Benny was at the sales and said 'chance that lad'. I liked the man that owned him so I bought him. Trevor Beattie hadn't many winners for a good few years and I said 'take that lad and he'll win you a few races. He never stopped winning for him and for two-and-a-half grand he was a cheap horse. He doesn't have to do anything again. He would have won the La Touche if he hadn't run out as he was cantering. There isn't really a plan for him now and we might just put him away until the festival. We ran him in Cheltenham and he finished seventh (December 2015). He has palate issues and you have to give him a couple of runs. He wasn't fit the day he went to Cheltenham. He's not a very good horse but he's a staying jumping horse. You need to have him really well tuned for it. With the hill at Cheltenham he fizzled out. We were thinking about bringing him back to Cheltenham but it's early days yet and we'll enjoy this one.