Gowran Park Sun, 5th May, 2019
Khafaaq The ground is probably as quick as he'd want it, he wants soft ground so it's grand to win a race. A couple of lads in Kevin Prendergast's told me he was going to the sales so we bought him for £5,000. They said he was a nice horse but he had his problems. The reason we ran him so quick was because I thought we'd get a bit more for finishing second the last day in Limerick. We only got 2lb so we took our chance. He does want soft ground so we'll wait. He's a replacement for Dinkum Diamond, who is retired now. He cost €240,000 at the Orby as a yearling. The lads liked him in Prendergast's and Chris Hayes was complimentary. They said he's a nice horse but wants soft ground. We've a race won now for the lads so we can wait a while and see how we go. If we have a wet summer we could have good fun.