Galway Wed, 1st Aug, 2018
City Island He's a nice horse. He was a bit weak last year. We gave him his first run in the unraced bumper at the Punchestown festival and he ran very well to be second and followed up there after that,. He's strengthened up since then and had a couple of schooling hurdles before he ran in bumpers so it was always going to be a help to him today. You need to know you job going around here. Mark gave him a lovely trouble free ride, no complications, and kept him out of trouble. I was hopeful that he might progress. It's probably not the ideal place to start a horse off over hurdles, in the company he was in, but I thought a bit of him and Sean and Bernardine (Mulryan) like to have a runner or two in Galway with a chance. He's the best young horse I've had in quite a while. He might get us somewhere bigger and better. Everyone thinks there is nowhere better than Galway but there is!. We've just thought about today after Punchestown and we'll make a plan after that. He might want to go to Listowel. He likes that meeting too and there is a novice there. We'll let the horse tell us.