It was at Cavan Indoor Championships in September 2002 that Rich Fellers first came across Flexible.

After a meeting with this correspondent at CSI Monterey in Mexico in 1994, where I sold him on the merits of Irish horses and the attraction of visiting these shores in search of some, Rich came to Ireland the following week. He went home with a quality four-year-old gelding named Killary Fox (later renamed McDougall) from Peter Smyth.