Joseph O’Brien: No Rush To Get Tigris River Back

It was a great week at Galway with four winners and a couple more knocking at the door. Most horses ran well and we were obviously delighted.

Galway Hurdle
It was special to follow in my father’s footsteps with a win in the Galway Hurdle. It’s one of the biggest races of the year and offered good prize money so it was great to come out on top.

Tigris River seems to have come out of the race well so we will have a look in the coming week to firm up some plans for him.

We won’t be in any rush to get him back on the track anyway.

I was very happy with how High Language ran in the maiden on Friday. She may have finished third but it was a very good third and considering how bad the ground was over the weekend I was also pleased with the run of Big Ben on Saturday.

When you add the runs of Le Richebourg and Housesofparliament you can see why I’m delighted with the week.

Over at Goodwood it was a funny week the way things went with the ground. It was still a great week of racing but the ground threw up some funny results. Considering the conditions, Winter’s win in the Nassau Stakes was impressive. It would have been far from ideal for her but she showed a great turn of foot.