Alderwood is none the worse for coming down in last week's Galway Plate
Last Updated: 05/08/14 1:34pm
Cheltenham Festival winner Alderwood is none the worse for coming down in last week's Galway Plate.
There was plenty of market interest in Tom Mullins' runner, who was the pick of Tony McCoy from a plethora of runners for owner JP McManus.
On his first start since October, the Grand Annual winner was brought down by Terminal at the sixth fence of the valuable handicap.
"He's back, and he's grand," said Mullins. "He's fit and well, and I'm awaiting instructions. I don't know what they want to do with him yet, we'll see what happens."
Kilkenny-based Mullins managed to saddle two winners at Ballybrit, with 12-year-old Fosters Cross turning back the clock in the Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase and Princely Conn defeating Dermot Weld hotpot Call Vinnie in a bumper.
"A couple of winners at Galway and it's a great week," he said. "We only had a small team there. We'll take it race by race with Fosters Cross.
"He's 100% and he could go on the Flat, in hurdles or chases. Princely Conn is a horse I'm looking forward to going novice hurdling in the winter."