Tuesday 6 December 2016

No going concerns for Gatsby

Published 21/05/2015 | 16:11

The Grey Gatsby
The Grey Gatsby

Kevin Ryan believes the ground is turning in The Grey Gatsby's favour as he prepares his dual Group One winner for the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday.

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The going at the Curragh was described on Thursday morning as good to yielding and the forecast is for dry weather through the weekend.

"I think the ground is coming in his favour now and it could be good on Sunday, which would be ideal," said Ryan.

"I wouldn't even worry about good to soft. What he doesn't want is very soft ground.

"Hopefully the ground will come for him."

Ryan is convinced what helps make The Grey Gatsby stand out is that he thrives on travelling.

"He's a very simple horse to deal with and always has been. He does exactly what you want him to do," the North Yorkshire trainer told At The Races.

"He's great in the mornings and he's a good traveller as well.

"He seems to enjoy going away from home and he relaxes when he goes to the racecourse."

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