Thurles Sun, 19th Jan, 2020
Pakens Rock Things didn't go right for him the last day at Fairyhouse; it was a highly competitive handicap and we let him freshen up a bit and changed the training routine at home,. We thought we were in with a good squeeze today and he came and he produced again. We are caught in a hard place; we're not on the bottom and we're not in at the top so we have to pick our races. I thought if ever I had a chance in a big handicap it was the last day and that's why I went for a big handicap first. He may go up for winning today so he'll be giving that weight away in a big handicap again. He is tough and I think he'll probably get three miles and I honestly believe he'll win on the flat. Andrew Flattery rides him out every day, no one else sits on his back and I great feedback from Andrew. I'm very lucky - I have four horses and five different people to ride out!