Down Royal Fri, 31st May, 2019
Monaco Rose It's only her second run for us. She had a good run in Navan for us on her first run and got a bit tired. I just thought the way the ground came for us that we would make better use of her if they were going no gallop. He (Andrew Slattery) said she kept at it. The owner bought her at the Sales and didn't pay dear for her. Any time she won in England (for Richard Fahey) she was ridden handy too and kept galloping. Yeah we'll have a bit of fun with her over that trip and on that ground and she will definitely get a bit further.
Ballinrobe Mon, 27th May, 2019
Monstrosity Paul said he did it well, he wouldn't want the ground any quicker than it is but I thought that myself,. He's a big lump of a horse and he'll probably go and jump a fence, depending on the ground. We'll get over that first. I was a bit anxious about the ground but in fairness to them they did a good job. The time of year it is, it's difficult. He's a solid horse. He's big and strong and keeps galloping. Onwards and upwards.