Griffin unhappy with Ces draw

EOIN GRIFFIN feels Admiral Barry has been done no favours by a potentially uncompromising draw in the Cesarewitch.

The recent Curragh winner will break from trap seven in the second leg of the autumn double – much to the chagrin of his Co Kilkenny-based handler.

“He is versatile as regards the ground so I’d have no concerns,” said Griffin.

“But I’m a bit disappointed about the draw (seven), it’s certainly not a help and we have to live with it.”

Admiral Barry is generally available at around 8-1 to win the Cesarewitch, for which he must shoulder 8st 9lb.

Griffin added: “He could do with a bit of cover but I will leave that down to Chris (Hayes).

“He’s in good order and travelled over well.

“There’d be a worry that he has been in training quite a while. He has been on the go since February but he’s fit and well and I hope he does himself justice.”


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