Punchestown Sun, 11th Feb, 2018
Folsom Blue Gary (O'Brien) was responsible for buying him, he picked him out at the sales (for 21,000GBP last September) so it's great. He's a great honest horse and we sent him to England last week and they went no gallop (when finishing fourth). It was a bit of a worry coming back a week later. He kind of jammed on at the last but other than that Jack said he jumped well. He said if he had something with him he would have jumped the last better but it worked out great and everyone is happy. He'll go for the Irish National now.
Punchestown Sun, 31st Dec, 2017
Killultagh Vic His engine is in tact alright but his hurdle jumping brain hasn't changed much!. Hopefully everything will be alright over the next week and we'll probably look for something over fences for him the next time. He's not a natural hurdler. The main thing is just to recover from this race and look for a target after that. I sort of wondered whether I'd stay hurdling with him this season but the way he jumped there he's not going to step up in class much more. We schooled him over fences the other day, before Leopardstown, and maybe that's what was in his head but he hasn't the best reputation as a hurdler. We'll probably look for a chase. The Kinloch Brae in Thurles might come too soon. Maybe the Red Mills Chase might suit better. Today's job is done and the next job is to see how he comes out of the race, then we'll look at something after that. The conditions of this race suited. We entered him in other races over Christmas but these conditions suited and he needed all those weight advantages to win.