Naas Sun, 26th Jan, 2020
Carefully Selected He makes hard work of it. That’s twice he’s been taken out of a race with what appeared race ending mistakes but has come back. He stays all day and his jumping is generally safe. That will be good experience for him. He doesn’t look the fastest but I think he has more speed than he looks at least over that sort of trip. . He’s qualified now for the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham and it looks like that’s where he’ll go. I think better ground won’t inconvenience him over a trip.
Punchestown Sun, 12th Jan, 2020
Carefully Selected this race wasn’t the plan and I wanted to get experience into him because he missed running at Leopardstown. He was careful when he needed to be and got some good jumps when Paul wanted him. He learned a lot today and we are very happy with him. He didn’t get too hard a race there. I hadn’t planned running at the Dublin Racing Festival but maybe he could go for something just after that, before Cheltenham. The way he went around there the National Hunt Chase would be right up his street but we have to keep the RSA open as well. I’d like to get another run into him before then and the Ten Up at Navan is a possibility. I often think it’s too near Cheltenham but this fella doesn’t take too much out of himself racing.
Punchestown Tue, 15th Oct, 2019
Sixshooter It was very pleasing and she (Rachael Blackmore) said he was awful green. She said it was hard to believe he had won two bumpers because he's so green,. She said when he really learns how to do it he'll be quite good. Everything the mare (Lobinstown Girl) has produced has won. I suppose we'll be going for a novice hurdle over two-and-a-quarter or two-and-a-half miles. I'll have to see where he slots in. It's nice that he kept his unbeaten record in tact and it would be nice if he could do that again. Obviously we're hoping he'll be real good but we'll have to see. He wasn't drilled for that and I expect him to improve a good bit. I don't think soft ground will bother him, his wind is good and he's pretty straight-forward. I wouldn't be afraid of going to two miles either, I think he has the pace, but I'm happy enough to stay at two-and-a-half with him at the moment. I think the three miles race can empty them out and he's only four.