THURSDAY MAY 23RD CLONMEL. FOURMILEWATER.
8 30 Clonmel.
I run my own horse in this handicap hurdle. FOURMILEWATER has had more problems than most animals you could imagine. I have been lucky enough to own some really smart Graded winners but in terms of raw ability none of then would come close to this lad. Fortunately for them they did not encounter the hard luck that Fourmile has endured.
He had an accident as a two year old that rendered him blind in his right eye and he has picked up a mystery illness as a 5 year old which has attacked his liver and caused a lot of internal associated issues . His Bilirubin readings are still at an unacceptable elevated level and in contrast his platelets are too low. I have him in recovery mode and he should eventually clear in about 6 weeks but my hand is forced to run him today as he needs to get out.
I continue to have faith in him and would advise an each way bet. He will come good soon if not today. I have put a first time hood on to help him.
1 pt each way at 28/1 with Bet Victor.