We send two runners to post at Gowran Park today.

Evan Daly -  Apprentice to Ger

Picture: Evan Daly will get the leg up on II Piccolo Grande today.

Racing today at Gowran today with tomorrow off as it's All Ireland Final day and then it's another busy week at the yearling sales. The good news is that they are at Tattersalls over at Fairyhouse which is very local to us which eases the workload a bit. The ground at Gowran is also heavy so yet again I've only declared the two to run and only the one for Colin to ride.

ILL PICCOLO GRANDE has been a very frustrating horse to train this summer and after finding him, what I thought was a good opportunity last time at Laytown, he proceeded to bronk his way out of it after jumping some puddles! Evan claims 7lbs off him today which is a help and if the horse helps him and runs any but like he did at the Curragh earlier, then they would have a chance. Sadly though that's more in hope than anything else has one thing this lad is, is unpredictable.
CW 526kgs
LR 530kgs

ERRATIC PATH ran a cracker first time out at Navan in June but didn't back that run up next time at Killarney. Maybe it was the bad ground that day but he's always given us the impression that he wants (a) a trip and (b) soft ground. I'm dropping him back to 10f today which could be a bit sharp for him but I'm taking the view that running him short on this heavy ground will see him finish the race out, then we can work from there. He's a big lad and very typical of his sire, at least the ones I've trained and I'm sure that they are going to be seen at their best when they are given time to mature, probably even better going jumping.
CW 508kgs
LR 491kgs

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