26th Jan 2021
Skelton’s Ascot Grade 2 winner MY DROGO is on course for a run at Huntingdon on Feb 11th in the Sidney Banks, a race won by Shishkin last season. “After that, we’ll have a think. If he was to run at Cheltenham I think it would be the Ballymore but he’s not necessarily committed to that. We may miss it entirely.”
15th Jan 2021
BALLYADAM is a concern for the Supreme Novices as some thought he looked as though he needed further LTO. He has an entry for the Ballymore and you can still get 25s with no concessions and 12s NRNB
14th Jan 2021:
Following his winning November run at Navan, giving 7lbs all round, and his third behind Ballyadam in The Royal Bond at Fairyhouse, a number of race readers thought him prime for the Ballymore Hurdle and that 25s was far too big. However there was also some conjecture that he’d be even better over further so, they reasoned, why did Willie Mullins keep him over 2 miles for his next run? Could it have been to keep his 138 OR safe and inside the 145 max of the Martin Pipe Handicap? Thus he is 10s NRNB in two places and 14s with Bet Victor.