Joseph O’Brien – The Weekend Round-Up

Outspoken ran a great race at Fairyhouse on Sunday, finishing second to Bleu Berry again.

Weekend Round-Up
I would imagine he’ll be better when he steps up in trip hopefully. He will have a couple of entries at Punchestown. We’ll see how he is over the next couple of weeks.

Theydon Park didn’t run badly but he was slightly disappointing. He had beaten the winner, Eden, two times before this. We’ll go back to the drawing board. He may be better in handicaps.

A quick word on Mortal. I don’t know if he will run again this year but whatever happens he’s definitely a horse for the future.

Trainers’ Championship
Willie Mullins had a great weekend but Gordon Elliott said previously that the Trainers’ Championship is not over until it’s over! An awful lot of horses have to run between now and then.

It’ll come down to Punchestown where anything could happen. They’ve both had an incredible year.

They’re two top class trainers and whoever comes out on top is duly deserved.

I wish them the best of luck.

Topham Chase
Katnap should get into the Topham Chase. He’s at the bottom of the weights. I’m not sure if the four year olds will go yet, they’re both in good form but I’m thinking I probably won’t send them.