Leopardstown Sun, 2nd Feb, 2020
Treacysenniscorthy There's plenty of us have come to follow him today so it's a great day. To even have a runner up here at a meeting like this, for a small stable, is phenomenal. To come here with a chance and then win is what you dream of. He's a chaser, that is what he is. He won a novice chase and we decided to go back over hurdles and try and win a hurdle with him. He just kept improving and that's why we've kept him over hurdles. We'll have a look at Cheltenham but the handicapper will have his say now so we'll have to see if he puts him up too much.
Naas Sun, 26th Jan, 2020
Best Behavior He pulled out the stops there. It was a funny race as he made a few mistakes and Barry wasn’t that hard on him until he began to realise he might have a chance in the straight. The ones in front went quick enough and were tiring and he had a bit more toe to keep going. Hopefully there is a big handicap in him some day.
Fairyhouse Sat, 25th Jan, 2020
Highest Benefit He stayed on great. He made a bit of a mistake at the second last but it woke him up. It was a bit too heavy for him here the last day and he liked that ground. We'll maybe get another one of these three-mile races somewhere.
Clonmel Thu, 9th Jan, 2020
De Bennette She gave more problems! She had a tumour on her ovary two years ago and got that out. The tumour was bigger than a football and they had never seen the like of it before. They were adamant to take our time and that it would take over 12 months,. I wanted to breed from her and when we went about getting her in foal, she didn't come in season and that's how she is back in training this year. She is a full sister to De Benno so a win on the card is a big help. She is identical to De Benno as she wants soft ground. She is well handicapped over fences and hopefully will win one of them.
Leopardstown Sun, 29th Dec, 2019
Best Behavior We're happy, we weren't expecting it. When I looked at the ground I thought it had gone for him because he's a horse that hits the ground very hard and bends his knee a lot,. I thought he'd maybe be in the first six but he galloped well and jumped well. He's very green and when he hit the front he was as green as grass. He's babyish in a lot of ways but it's a good way to have him as he has a bit to learn. He hasn't too much to learn about jumping, that's the great thing about him.
Leopardstown Sat, 28th Dec, 2019
Treacysenniscorthy It's great to get it, brilliant. It was touch and go if he was going to get in or not,. We've only two horses for the track so it's great. I have him and his half-sister. I knew he was in good form and is improving all the time. He won over two-and-a-half on the inside track at Punchestown last time and I knew going three miles around here would suit better. In off his low weight with Kevin taking 3lb off him was big help as well. He's a chaser really and I have my heart set on a novice handicap chase at Navan in the middle of March. After that we'll decide.
Thurles Thu, 21st Nov, 2019
The Chapel Field He's a nice horse going forward. I'll give him a bit of a break now and run him near enough to Christmas time next. We were a bit hard on him but he won so easily the last day we said we'd run him again and there aren't too many 0-95s coming up,. If he can win a few more of them we'll leave him at it, and I'd imagine he won't jump a fence this season. He was fresh enough after 2m4f the last day and I'd say he'll get further again.
Punchestown Sat, 16th Nov, 2019
Treacysenniscorthy We were hoping to get a lead but the way it worked out he was just lobbing away in front and it worked out ideal. He stayed at it well and I thought he might be well handicapped over hurdles compared to what he could be over fences. He might go back over fences now. There is a novice chase back here on Tuesday week that he could go for or at Thurles two days after.
Thurles Thu, 7th Nov, 2019
Benefit Run He won a maiden hurdle in the summer time at Sligo and now he is after winning a beginners' chase. He is no superstar but is after winning two races this year which is great,. He'll be competitive in his own grade in handicaps and he jumped great and Luke was delighted with him. These rated chases are great for those type of horses as that's their level and it gives us all a chance and I wish there were a few more of them.