Sligo Sun, 16th Jul, 2017
La Bella Vida I had been hitting the cross-bar recently and second and thirds aren’t any good. I was up at 5.45am this morning, feeding and what-not, so that’s all a bit of a blur! It took four and a half hours to get here but it’s all worth it as long as we take some prize-money home. this race suited her and she got a beautiful ride. She got a little bit flat to the boards early but I knew when the hill kicked in, she’d come on the bridle. It was a nice opportunity - two mile mares’ hurdle and she ticked all the right boxes for it and I’m very very pleased with her. She’ll probably go to Galway now for the mares’ two mile handicap hurdle if he (the handicapper) isn’t too hard on her.