Fairyhouse Tue, 6th Nov, 2018
Demi Plie She was a bit unlucky in Listowel so I thought she would run well,. She was disappointing on the Flat the last day but I'd say the hurdles sweeten her up. She's a better mare over hurdles than on the Flat. We'll keep her going because I'd say she'll go with an ease in it and we'll look for something similar. It all depends what the handicapper does.
Punchestown Wed, 17th Oct, 2018
Conron I'm delighted with him. He's just been crying out all summer for a big galloping track,. He'll stay further next year. He might get another couple of runs, I wouldn't run him this year on very heavy ground. He'll go away for the winter and come back in the spring. Next summer he'll go two-and-a-half. He's still very babyish. Robbie had to ride him into the hurdles all the way down the back. He stayed on really well and jumped super. He made one mistake early on, they went quick and I'd say he was just inexperienced. He's getting there, he's a big horse.
Fairyhouse Mon, 24th Sep, 2018
Still Standing Colm said he got in a muddle in the Curragh when he was drawn very wide and nothing went right for him and then he got a bump. He's only dossing there; as soon as he hits the front his ears are pricked and then the horses came and he goes again, then he thinks he's done enough. We'll probably step him up a mile-and-a-half and he'll make a nice staying horse for next year. We could look at the Naas November Handicap or the October Handicap at Leopardstown.
Bellewstown Thu, 30th Aug, 2018
Demi Plie We always thought she had the ability to win one but she has her own ideas sometimes and the cheek-pieces seemed to work,. It's great to get a win out of her as she's a well-bred filly. We'll find something similar now, that's her level. She's just getting away with that ground and probably wants a bit more of a dig in it. We'll run away with her and try and win as much as we can with her.
Killarney Wed, 22nd Aug, 2018
Still Standing We have had a bit of a frustrating summer with him because he doesn't want to go on the very quick ground and got held up a little in the spring,. He is going to come good and hopefully have a good autumn campaign. He didn't act around Ballinrobe and Colm got him up to win on the line but has won here impressively. Hopefully he might sneak into one of the big handicaps on Champions Weekend now. He has a lot of pace but 1m3f-1m4f are his ideal trips. Mrs Patino (owner) loves Mastercraftman's and she bought him last year to eventually stand as a stallion but he'll race on again next year. Mrs representing
Ballinrobe Mon, 13th Aug, 2018
Still Standing I got a little bit impeded jumping out but he hasn't run for a long time and he's entitled to be a little bit rusty. I just rode a race then and we went a nice even pace and we kept picking up every furlong. He got very unbalanced with me turning in — it's a track that takes a little bit of experience and I thought that if I hit him, as we raced down to the furlong marker, I'd unbalance him even more. I'd have taken a beating for him to gain more long term but in fairness he did it well and he's one that Jessie has always liked. It's nice to see him go and win after a long time off.
Gowran Park Sat, 28th Jul, 2018
Erin she had a good run the last day. She's still a big, raw mare and she's improving away. She did it nicely. She's straight-forward, uncomplicated, so there was no point getting her in behind them so I kept it simple on her, kept her out on some fresh ground, and she did it nicely.