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We head to Tipperary today with three declared but only the two actually running. TOP LINE TOMMY our offering in the 9f 2yr old maiden is a non runner as he spiked a temp yesterday. I am a bit worried re the 100% health of the team as we’ve been a bit off it in the last few weeks and I think a few of them just aren’t firing. Most of them are running their races but just not good enough and maybe it’s a question of that more than anything but it’s not ideal.

BRENDAN BRACKAN drops into handicap company today after being a star of the team In recent years in stakes company. None of us are getting any younger and I reckon we could be coming to the end with Brendan but we will see this season out with him before making any call. He gets his soft ground today and should enjoy the trip and hopefully he can run well and be competitive.

The Concorde Gr3 has always been the big one on Arc Weekend over here and PSYCHEDELIC FUNK returns to try and defend his crown after winning it last year. We’ve had to be very disciplined with him this year on the fast ground and hopefully he repays us today. He is working as well as ever and all signs are that he will run well so it’s fingers crossed that he produces his normal effort. He wears blinkers as usual but tries a tongue tie on track for the first time as it definitely helps him in his work at home.