JUST when it felt as if we were living out of the pages of a George Orwell novel last year with the onslaught of Covid-19, T.J. Comerford, one of Aidan O’Brien’s two travelling head lads was busy taking a leaf out of Jules Verne’s book Around the World in Eighty Days.

He played an integral role in bringing some of Ballydoyle’s best abroad to run in the world’s elite races, as well as keeping an eye on some of Joseph’s big-race runners.