Journey maintains unbeaten record with smooth hurdles win
Journey With Me made it three from three with an impressive display in the Pigsback.com Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown.
The Henry de Bromhead-trained gelding had landed a bumper for owners Robcour back in March having scored on his sole outing 'between the flags'.
He had the Grade 1 bumper winner under pressure early in the straight and stretched away bypassing the final flight.
“I'm delighted with him, he's a lovely horse. He obviously won his bumper well, and his point-to-point, and he did it really well. He stays well,” said de Bromhead.
“It's generally a decent race, Stattler won it last year. We were hoping to go to Navan a few weeks ago but the ground was a bit good so we waited for here and it's turned out to be the right decision. Hopefully he'll be okay in the morning.”
When told he was now favourite for the Ballymore Hurdle he added:- “It's not a bad sign but he's won a maiden hurdle and there is still a long way to go. We're delighted to win that.
“He's bucked the trend of our Christmas anyhow, one of the few to buck it, so that's great. It must mean he's a good horse if he can win this week!”