Trainer Willie Mullins says he’s hopeful the twin issues of Covid and Brexit won’t mean he has to reduce the size of his team for next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
Dual Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo is due to head what’s normally a squad of more than 50 horses for next months meeting, but they will have Covid protocols and the extra regulations following Brexit to overcome.
But Mullins, at least at this stage, appears not too concerned.
“You know we’re trying to get a team of staff together, well we have plenty to go to Cheltenham but we’re wondering about getting them back” said Willie.
“I have people that do work for me in England when we bring horses across to England so I’m getting them involved as well and the shipping side I’m leaving to my brother, he’s well capable of all that”.
“I tend not to get bogged down in it because the whole scenario could change in a months time or six weeks time, at least that’s what we hope anyway” he added.