3 runners on this evenings card at Cork.

Cork 2nd AUGUST 2016

We are off South tonight to Cork and racing at their Mallow based track. It has been raining plenty down there and I'd imagine the ground should be on the soft side for tonight's meeting.

I've declared two to run in the first race which is a 2yr old maiden over 6f. MACK ATTACK is a breeze up we purchased from Con Marnane's Bansha House Stables and we've taken our time with him as I like to do when they come from those sales. He's the only Mayson we have here and I must admit he is growing on me after a poor first impression! I'd say he may want a bit further but I don't mind starting them out over a bit shorter than required and I'd hope he can perform adequately over today's 6f. His action would suggest that he will handle today's going but we will learn plenty from tonight's run.

BUDDHA BOY is having his third start and he will qualify for nurseries after this run. I'd have to say that I'm disappointed with this lad as I thought he was better than we've seen to date but every year one or two show me more at home than they do on the track and he's one of those. He rushes his races early and doesn't finish and he will struggle to perform good enough to win until he relaxes and does it our way rather than his way.

The Platinum Stks is one of two Stakes/Pattern races on the card and we run BRENDAN BRACKAN in this, a race he won two years ago. He definitely seems to like Cork as he has ran three times winning twice and placing 2nd the other time. I thought he ran ok at Galway last week and he seems in good order and I'd hope he can get back in the frame tonight. He's a fun horse to have and I'm delighted the two boys bought him to stay here and I would like to see them repaid with a big win at some stage, the three of them would deserve it.



Your comment on Galway was bang on. I have never understood the fuss about the meeting. Seven days of mostly mediocre racing is way too much. A four day spell with group races and top class chase and hurdle events would be far better instead of maidens, twenty odd runner handicaps and totally boring bumpers on all seven days.
Your horses are running well. Good luck for the rest of the season.

Posted by Ray Causer

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