He's got bags of ability - he showed that in bumpers - and I suppose it was testament to that talent that he was able to finish as close as he did in a decent race at Haydock last time having pulled far too hard throughout. We need to get him to settle better if he's to fulfil that potential and I will leave it to Jason to do what he feels is right. This looks a very winnable race but the main priority is getting him to do things in a more relaxed fashion.
I know he has won in the mud on the Flat but I just have it in the back of my mind that it might be testing enough for him now he goes over hurdles - he's quite a free-going sort at home and we do need to try and get him to settle. Perhaps he'll be better on the track and I am not unduly concerned about his hurdling - his schooling has been very good to this point.
She's a handy mare by Cloudings who is a sire I have plenty of time for and she won the second of her two starts in Irish points last month. You never quite know what's in these races but she shows a fair bit and home and I would like to think she would be up to winning a normal bumper.