Ryan liked him and maybe we'll take the blinkers
off him again now," O'Brien said.
The champion trainer said: "I have declared Zarkandar in blinkers
for the Aintree Hurdle.
The reason he is wearing blinkers
is because of the way he has run in his last three starts, especially when he won the Irish Champion Stakes when he appeared just to do enough at the end," said O'Brien (pictured below).
He was a little bit disappointing last time, but it was at Cheltenham which it appears he doesn't like, but he's back at Kempton and he wears blinkers
for the first time," said the Nicholashayne trainer.
Last year the blinkers
brought about a lot of improve-men.
We'll have the blinkers
on him again and he has a nice weight and hopefully he can run a respectable race.
He's got the blinkers
on again and they made a big difference to him last year.
Haslam's son Ben said: "He's worn blinkers
before at home and had behaved very well in them and was good in the preparade ring today.
So we suggest you go back to the drawing board and take the blinkers
off, because your attitude clearly makes out you couldn't care less.
There are times when all of us wear such blinkers
or even turn a blind eye to something that is wrong.
The opposition includes good but unreliable horses such as Lava Man, who won The Californian two races after trainer Doug O'Neill fitted him with blinkers
and was assigned a race-high 118 pounds for the first Gold Cup contested under handicap conditions since 1996; and Congrats, the Santa Anita Handicap winner who can give trainer Richard Mandella a third Gold Cup triumph.
It was a different story yesterday as the nine-year-old, running in blinkers
for the first time, captured chasing's most cherished prize .
s Bling Bling Blinkers
protect your pets and children without sacrificing style.
A horse can run in blinkers
, which are cups over the eyes, a visor, which are blinkers
with a vertical slit, or cheekpieces, the sheepskin strips which run down the side of the head.
No, Cameron should take a leaf out of Harry Fry's book and introduce blinkers
for the entire British workforce, apart from bus drivers, jumbo jet pilots and creative midfielders - for obvious reasons.