I would just like to thank everybody for their concern regarding ERLKONIG following his fall at Punchestown last night. The horse is sore but we are hopeful that he is sound and will recover shortly. We will know more in the next few days but it is looking positive. The fall itself was horrendous and just as he was about to stand he got mowed down by two of the other horses.
Most of you felt [like I ] that he would have won and that was confirmed by his jockey ,Danny Mullins who said he was hard back on the bridle and hadn’t even thought about winding him up. The 15,000 winning prizemoney would have been nice but the dream of running off 10 stone in the Galway Hurdle looks tougher now as he needed a penalty to get in.
However we live to fight another day and thank you everybody for your kind wishes.