Strong, handsome gelding who has filled his frame and matured so well since the spring; he almost seems to have shrunk by an inch, usually a sign that a horse has strengthened so much. No longer the gangly school boy, now the solid youth. He showed great promise on his bumper debut at Warwick in March, travelling well but then too green to quicken with his rivals before staying on strongly. His work looked good afterwards and he was much sharper, so I thought he had learned enough to be worth having a crack at The Tattersalls George Mernagh at Fairyhouse on Easter Sunday. What a disastrous trip that was. For some reason “KAP” hardly ate or drank a thing for thirty six hours and ran a flat, uninspiring race. He came home a shadow of his former self and all tests proved that he had dehydrated, despite having all the correct preventative intra-venous drips before he went. The trainer was also delayed three hours to and from Dublin by Ryanair, so neither of us enjoyed the trip! Have no doubt this is going to be an exciting horse over hurdles this autumn.