Kilkenny trainer Paul Hennessy will aim to land a big spring festival double with “Heaven Help Us” at the Punchestown Festival.
The Gowran man is one of Ireland’s greatest ever greyhound trainers and showed his adaptability when he won the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival with his home-bred mare.
She is likely to head for the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Champions Stayers Hurdle but Hennessy is not setting his sights too high on this occasion.
“Yeah well it’s not even about delivering I suppose, you know you would love a good performance, and that’s all you can ask for if you get a good performance, happy days,” said Paul.
“If that means you win, all the better, but if you get a good performance and you give it everything you’ve got, well that’s it like, it doesn’t mean that you’re going to win it every time”.
“You can’t walk away from a good performance and be disappointed, you can be slightly that you didn’t collect (the win), no if she runs well and comes off in one piece I’m happy enough, that’ll do me, you can’t keep going on what happened in Cheltenham, that was a lifetime thing that happened for us for some reason and I wouldn’t set my stall that high”.
“You’d be disappointed a lot of times if you thought that that was the depth of it, if she goes to Punchestown and competes and runs well then happy days” he added.