Cheltenham Wed, 11th Mar, 2020
Ferny Hollow He just ran too free on his first two runs and putting a hood on him has changed him, as have more drastic tactics in holding him up. He is lovely at home, but he takes a pull. In a race he gets a little bit upset so I think jumping will suit him a lot better. We will probably go for the Champion Bumper at Punchestown now and maybe the same for the other horse, Appreciate It.
Fairyhouse Sat, 22nd Feb, 2020
Ferny Hollow We totally changed tactics with him today and it made a big difference to how he finished out his race. He looked a decent horse,. He's probably booked a ticket to go to Cheltenham but I'll have a word with connections, they are not here today, and we'll see how he comes out of the race. Maybe we could plan an Irish campaign for him instead, we'll see what they want to do. He's a horse that has shown us a lot of ability at home but he was just using himself up too much in his previous races and we just decided to settle him today.
Punchestown Tue, 18th Feb, 2020
Ifyoucatchmenow It’s great for Conor. We have been using him for a while and it’s nice to get a big winner for him. She stays every yard of that trip. I thought she would have won more races by now but maybe she just needs that extended trip. We’ll look for something over that trip on soft ground. She’ll struggle to get into the Irish National and she could go for the 3m6f race here at the Festival meeting.
Navan Sun, 16th Feb, 2020
Captain Cj Conor said he got stuck in the ground a bit jumping but was able to make it up easy on the flat. His form was there and he is in the Eider Chase next week but won't run. It was a choice of coming here or the Eider and I'd like to run him in the Irish National now. He is ground dependant and if it was too quick I wouldn't run him. He is a grand, honest horse and tries hard so that's half the battle. He is not overly big and wouldn't be a lover of that deep ground and jumping-wise he was getting a bit stuck in the ground and on the level was making it up easy. I said to his owner at the start of the year that I'd love to finish the year in the Irish National and this is a nice pot to get so we'll go from here.
Cork Sun, 8th Dec, 2019
Southerner He needs plenty ease in the ground, . He had injury problems as a young horse and we had him right last winter but just never got the ground. We always thought he had ability, he was fourth in a bumper and his runs in maiden hurdles weren't too bad. He could drop back to two miles as he was hard on himself there and is not short of pace at that level. It mightn't have been the strongest race and he'll probably go to Limerick at Christmas next.