Thurles Thu, 9th Nov, 2017
Eiri Na Casca He wasn't right down at the start at Galway (October 29) and was withdrawn but it might have been all for luck as the ground was a bit slow too. He got kicked in the paddock in the morning of the race and didn't feel right going to the start and to be fair the vets used their heads and didn't allow him to race. He loved the ground here, they went a right gallop and the race fell apart so he was able to move into it without even asking him. The last day here in a hurdle race, I was last and got to the front turning in but he didn't do a tap when he got there. He even looked at some of Molony's (racecourse owners) horses in the field galloping beside him and was gawking out looking at them, so I didn't want to be in front too soon today.