I am very disappointed to say that Present View will not be seen in action on the racecourse again this season. We haven’t been entirely happy with him since his race at Cheltenham 10 days ago and after extensive searches we have found that there is some remodelling of the bone taking place in his near hind tibia. This means that he will need to undertake a rehabilitation programme of controlled exercise, but he will not be doing any fast work until the autumn. He will have a good summer holiday and we’ll bring him back with his main early season target being the Paddy Power Gold Cup in which he finished 3rd this season when beaten only 2 lengths.
It is a great shame for everyone, and it’s a big blow for a yard of our size as he has been the flag bearer for us over the last couple of seasons. However, he will be back and he’s still only a young horse.
Having had both Monbeg Theatre and Souriyan beaten a neck at the weekend - this has to go down as 'one of those weeks!' However, the lows of this sport make the highs so incredibly enjoyable. I suppose without the lows you don’t get the highs - that’s what makes this sport so intensely enjoyable.