We enjoyed a good night on Friday at Dundalk. Platinum Warrior was a very impressive winner of the 2-y-o Maiden by 7 ½ lengths. Being by Galileo, he is a very exciting prospect for next season and one who will shorten the winter for us. Mr. Zhang has been patient with him and I am sure it will pay off.
I was also delighted with Pienta who finished 2nd to Platinum Warrior. He is a big scopey horse who should be winning his maiden soon. Anything he does now is only a bonus as he is very big and will mature with time. He is a lovely horse.
Our 3 runners all ran well in the 1m Handicap, but we never got a look at the impressive winner. It was a great night for Platinum Warrier’s owner Mr. Zhang who also owns the Robbie McNamara trained winner.
Katiymann held the rest of the field to finish 2nd. The race did not really work out for Tonkinese who finished 4th. Shannon Soul ran well after his customary slow start to finish 5th. We will step him up in trip now.
We have lots of entries for Friday, which we will sort out in due course. We will update on Thursday after declarations.