Three runners going to post at Mallow today.

CELEBRATION wins first time for Gaelic Thoroughbreds at Navan 20th May 2017

We head south today to Mallow in Co. Cork where we run three on their card that includes the Listed Navigation Stks. I can only imagine that the ground will be very testing as it doesn't take much rain to turn this track soft.

CELEBRATION missed a trip to Ayr recently when their Gold Cup meeting was abandoned and this then became his immediate target. Colin has always been amazed that we won with him over the minimum trip and is convinced that this step up to 7f is what he's crying out for. He is good and fresh and so with luck I would hope that he could be a threat in this today.

As I said the Navigation Stks is today's main event on this card and BRENDAN BRACKAN returns to one of his favourite tracks to try win this race for a third time in a row. He's not getting any younger and is much wiser at home on the gallops and saves himself a bit. Hopefully this visit to Mallow will reinvigorate the old man as on his best day he would take a lot of beating in this company.

The fillies handicap sees the return of ALWAYS DANCING after an ordinary performance here back in August. I really like this filly as she is very honest and tries hard. I was more or less training her with Dundalk in mind but we thought she could help Colin here as he had nothing else in the race. Maybe the ground won't be ideal for her but I know she will do her best for us and be there when we need her.

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