Leopardstown Thu, 14th Jun, 2018
Aussie Valentine It's been a long-time coming. I've had a rough five or six weeks,. The horse deserved it. On ratings he looked to be the pick and he's been very consistent all year. We just decided to take the 10lb off him tonight to give him a chance. We had it drilled into Tom what to do and he rode a perfect race. I'm delighted for him and for Gary Devlin and Joe McCrory that own him. He was a cheap horse, we bought him at Newmarket in the horses in training. He'll probably venture over hurdles at some stage during the summer and we could also look for something similar again. We didn't think he'd go on the ground but nothing ventured nothing gained. He went well and stayed at it well. We said we didn't make enough use of him the last day in the Curragh.