An exciting weekend over in Ireland.
I’d like to see Don’t Touch win the Greenland (5.05 Curragh). Mainly because I finished second to him at Wolverhampton when he was rated 91. I rode Ghalib that day, I really fancied my chances so I was disappointed when I got beat. It’s only now I can see why! Don’t Touch is rated 112 after winning 3 races since then, including the Ayr Gold Cup. I’d like to think today he will take his unbeaten tally to six.
Air Force Blue needs to redeem himself, I can imagine there are a few fans that will be wanting their money back after supporting him at such a short price in the 2000 Guineas. I’m a little disappointed we’re not going to see Galileo Gold in the Derby but, I guess that’s easy for me to say. Connections have obviously had a good think about it and have taken the safer option. I’m keen on Awtaad, he’s improving with each run and he’s hitting this race with a perfect preparation. He has a high cruising speed with a pedigree that will make this extra furlong right up his street.