EMBROILED in the long running cobalt saga with Mark Kavanagh and subsequently cleared by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Danny O’Brien is a man redeemed. “Everyone in the racing game has their ups and downs,” said O’Brien. “The main thing is you keep persisting, keep working and sometimes you have a bit of luck.

“I really can’t believe it. I feel incredibly blessed to have a horse good enough to be in it and then for him to be ridden so beautifully by Craig,” added O’Brien.