The Warrior Geo did us proud yet again at Dundalk on Friday night, running an absolute cracker to go down by the width of a cigarette paper in 2nd. He just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and he showed his battling qualities to almost get back up for the win after being headed in the home straight.
Tribal just missed the break and couldn’t get to the front and dominate as he likes to. Dance Alone had to chart a very wide course from his poor draw but he travelled nicely and hopefully, the draw Gods are kinder next time. Tomorrow we have a couple of runners at Navan in the mile handicap at 4.30 and you can read Damian’s thoughts on their chances below.
Confident Kid has settled into the yard well since arriving from the sales and he gave Stephen Mooney a great spin on his debut for us at the Curragh. I wasn’t sure what to expect with Confident Kid that day and I was pleasantly surprised with what he produced. I am still learning about this horse and I have tweaked his training slightly in order to find out a bit more about him.
The learning curve will continue at Navan tomorrow and Stephen Mooney keeps the ride. His 4lb claim will be a big help off top weight in this race and I am hoping Confident Kid shows up well again. If he clicks he could sneak a place.
See Of Rome
Another recent arrival from the sales, See Of Rome, is a pleasure of a horse to deal with. He shows so much enthusiasm in his work and that was probably his downfall at Dundalk last time as he was a bit keen in the middle part of the race. To be honest, I am still not sure what this lad’s optimum trip is and I am dropping him in distance as he has been showing me a bit of speed at home.
See Of Rome will be ridden by Luke McAteer who claims 2lb and I am looking forward to seeing how he gets on over this shorter trip. It is only his third run for me so just like with Confident Kid I will know a lot more about him after Saturday’s race. It wouldn’t surprise me if he ran well too and I would be delighted if he managed to hit the frame.