Dundalk Fri, 26th Feb, 2021
Tartlette I'm delighted. Seamie gets on brilliant with her. He was a bit worried with the horse going off in front but luckily we caught him,. She's in a good place at the minute. You'd like to think there is a nice pot in her during the summer but she'd need very good ground for that. She got 9lb the last day and they say the handicapper is never wrong!. She's in a good place at the minute and we'd have been mad not to run her tonight. We'll see how she comes out of it and see if there is another race suitable here but if not she might get a little break.
Fairyhouse Mon, 22nd Feb, 2021
Zanavi That was very good. I expected him to run a good race but with two in it very well fancied I was fancying him for third and was riding for third. He turned in travelling really well and I ended up waiting, trying not to get there too early. He's come on a lot from Punchestown where he was very green. Even the first four or five hurdle today he was putting down and he was only getting confidence as he goes. He's the same at home when you are schooling him. The first time up the strip he's very cagey but the second time he's brilliant. It's great for Katie and Brian Castle who are great owners of mine and support me very well. There are in Perth in Scotland, they'll be looking in and be very happy with that. We were hoping he would be a horse for the Boodles. After Punchestown you would have scrapped that but entries are tomorrow so I'm sure he'll be going in.
Dundalk Fri, 12th Feb, 2021
Tartlette we're delighted with that. She ran a super race here the last day. This looked a good opportunity to get a run into her and it cut up a bit. She was in good nick at home and we were quietly confident coming here. She loves the surface, she has won three times around here now, and loves top of the ground. I think there could be a race back here for her in a fortnight's time, we'll see how she comes out of it. If we get a dry summer we should have sport with her but if it's a wet old summer we won't, it's as simple as that.
Punchestown Tue, 8th Dec, 2020
Cape Gentleman that was great, it was great to get him on the board on his first run over hurdles. Brian seemed very happy and he's over the moon with him. We'll have a look at the program book now - he's a horse to look forward to in the spring. I told Brian to keep filling him up and not to go for broke. He was very excited coming back in and he loved him.