Listowel Wed, 13th Sep, 2017
Wonder Laish he looked the class horse of the race but he still had to go and do it. He settled well and jumped well enough apart from the mistake at the last and won handy enough I thought. Davy (Russell) was very patient and left the other horses do the donkey work and it’s great to get the win for the owner (Martin White). We had a winner yesterday with Alto Esqua and he has a good few horses with me but hadn’t much success for the last seven or eight months. He’ll tip away in a novice but you wouldn’t be jumping up and down after today! If we got heavy ground he might run in the November Handicap.
Listowel Tue, 12th Sep, 2017
Alto Esqua He hit the last with a round to go. He seemed to jump really well afterwards and we would have been more than happy with second place. But they are there to be jumped and if you get it on a plate you have to take it,. I'm delighted for the owner (Martin White) as he has a good few horses with me and it's our first winner in a while. . We didn't really fancy him today but a win is a win and we're delighted. We'll run him in a novice chase now and see where we go from here. . Going in the race, I'd have been delighted if he had finished in the first three or four. He spent the month of July schooling at Clonshire (Equestrian Centre) with Dan Foley and I was delighted with the way he jumped today.
Kilbeggan Fri, 8th Sep, 2017
Rock On Fruity It's great to get the double,. He'll tip away in those type of races. Maybe the Munster National might be an option if he creeps into it. It's hard to get into those races. We'll look at anything he gets into off 11 stone or lower because he wouldn't be a horse to carry a big weight. It's a good night's work so it's great.