Thurles Fri, 10th Jan, 2020
Royal Thief Michael (O'Leary, of Gigginstown House Stud) suggested claiming and Hugh got a good tune out of him. He is tough and stays really well and Hugh was really good on him. His jumping is a bit hit and miss but he can be lazy and you have to be on top of him all the time. He is funny; we dropped him in the last day and Rachael (Blackmore) said he is slow and to ride him handier so it worked and he toughed it out.
Fairyhouse Wed, 1st Jan, 2020
Home By The Lee He's done nothing wrong all the way along. He ran a lovely race the last day in Naas and came forward from that,. JJ said that he jumped the third last very well and ended up getting to the front a bit sooner than he wanted. He was waiting a little bit then but at the back of the last when he got hold of him he galloped out to the line well. He's a very nice horse. He could maybe go into a confined novice now or a graded race. We'll see but we'll take it baby steps with him as he's probably a staying horse for the future. He's only just turned five so he's a young horse still.
Naas Sat, 9th Nov, 2019
Embittered he was a decent bumper horse and he jumped well. He did well to win as I thought he’d want the race. He was a bit keen in his bumpers but he settled well today. We’ve put a hood on him and spent a lot of time trying to teach him to relax. JJ gave him a lovely ride.
Tramore Thu, 17th Oct, 2019
Silk Worm She was green the last day and hit a flat spot but was hitting the line in Listowel as the penny dropped half-way up the straight. She really knew her job today,. We might consider a little bit of black type with her now but we are going to have to step up again. She could go for the mares’ race in Navan. Maxine gave her a lovely ride and said she loved the soft ground.