He carried the prominent colours of Jim and Jackie Bolger and he impressively clocked up a hat-trick of victories notable in a valuable nursery at Listowel last month, earning him a step up to Pattern level in the Beresford Stakes at Naas.
“The situation is the horse has been sold to race in Hong Kong,” said the Curragh-based trainer.
“It’s a business decision I made myself. There was absolutely no pressure from Jim or Jackie, quite the opposite. I think Jim was actually a bit surprised when I told him.
“There’s no point crying into your tea about it. Jim and Jackie have supported me for four years and the only colour Biro they’ve needed has been a red one, which is no way to run a business.
“Make no mistake, Warm The Voice is a very high-class horse and I expect him to do very well. “This is a decision I made with the bigger picture in mind and I’m very comfortable with it.” Instead Duke