Dundalk Fri, 21st Sep, 2018
Alfirak I kind of expected that if I'm honest,. He ran a blinder on the beach over seven, which is just short of his best, and he just met the stream on the wrong stride when he was bang there. When he won here back in April I expected him to go on a do a lot more. He ran a blinder at Bellewstown when he got shuffled back and flew home to be second. Then it was soft ground in Galway, he was a little unlucky at Roscommon and we stepped him up to mile-and-two in Leopardstown. We haven't got everything right but we'll crack on now for a winter campaign and hopefully he'll be able to progress up the ratings. He should be one we can have a bit of fun with up here. The loose horse was a blessing there as he does idle in front. We told Rory to sit second or third but he was clever, once he saw the loose horse he said 'this is going to take me a long way'. You could see him in the final stages that he was looking around a bit. He's still a big baby and hopefully he can keep progressing.