Punchestown Tue, 15th Oct, 2019
Fruits Of Glory We're delighted with that. We've waited a long time for him to put his nose in front,. He had run 40 times up to today and only put his nose in front once before. He was one of those horses that was on a yellow card a few times!. He ran very well in Sligo and was unlucky. I stepped him up two furlongs today and I was concerned about it because I've never run him over this trip before but he handled it very well. I'm more than surprised because normally you are disappointed when you step them up. He did it well, he made a few blunders on the way but survived them and that's half the battle. That gives us a few options and there might be another one in him somewhere along the line. I wouldn't even mind stepping him up another bit (in trip). I've a few nice horses and they all seem in good form so roll on the winter.
Fairyhouse Sat, 12th Oct, 2019
Select Opportunity He was entitled to win. He has had a lot of chances over hurdles, and knocked on the door a few times last year,. I was delighted to see the ground drying out. Chris said he still wasn't in love with it. He held on to him as long as he could turning in, I was worried that he wasn't holding on to a lot. He won well in the end. Off his weight he had only a stamp on his back and that stands to them. He has limited ability but anytime you get a race out of them it's not too bad.
Sligo Wed, 25th Sep, 2019
Select Opportunity We were having a very lean time, and this has been a lucky hunting ground. We nearly had a double,. I came here today thinking he’d badly need a run. He’s been off for nine months with a bit of an injury. We knew he was fit at home but you can only do so much at home.