Gowran Park Sat, 9th Mar, 2019
Ex Patriot He improved a lot from his win the last day. We gave him a school during the week and he’s just an awful lot sharper. This is his first run in a handicap and he’s done it well. Derek knows him inside out,. We’ve no plan where we go next. We’ll see how he is in the next day or two and make a plan then. He jumped a lot better than the last day, and a bit of softer ground is what he needs.
Thurles Thu, 7th Feb, 2019
Ex Patriot I was a slight bit concerned about the ground this morning but we said we'd chance it,. He ran well his first few times over fences and today was the plan to win a beginners' and we'll make a plan in a week or two and see how he comes out of it tomorrow. It's great to get his head in front and Derek said there was plenty left at the last (when Arvico Bleu fell). Derek knows him inside out and comes in to ride out once or twice a week.