ADRIAN Keatley endured a frustrating start to the season. The first few horses that he ran performed well but some were showing signs of a viral infection and he was forced to shut down his operation until the infection ran its course.

“The horses were not right and we just had to let them come right. It was frustrating as we had a lot of horses to run, but we just had to turn them out and treat them and we had to be patient.