Horse Racing

Local trainer Joseph O’Brien looks forward to Galway with optimism

Galway is right around the corner and O'Brien is among the locals involved

Leading trainer Joseph O’Brien says that Focus of Attention would be more suited going back to 6 furlongs after winning the opening Handicap in Naas yesterday evening over 5 furlongs.

Focus of Attention won for the 2nd time in 7 days yesterday evening and speaking after the race, Joseph says she galloped well to the line in winning.

“She looks like she could probably do with maybe going back to 6 furlongs I would say.

“I was worried at halfway because I thought she would have loads of pace for 5 but I was wrong, but Donncha just said, when she met the hill, she galloped out to the line well,” he said.

O Brien also says that he has a strong fleet heading for Galway in the coming weeks for the festival.

Joseph has been lucky enough to experience the festival as both a jockey and trainer and he says that he is really looking forward to going back there this year.

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