Fairyhouse Sat, 27th Feb, 2021
Jason The Militant that was brilliant and I'm delighted for Peter Michael (owner). He's having a really good season but it's nice to win one as well, and he won it well. We've always thought a lot of him, that's his second graded win and he was just chinned in a Grade 1. He's in the Champion Hurdle and we'll see. I think ground is important to him, he wants a good ease. He is improving all the time, has won over 1m2f here on the Flat so he's got gears and the Aintree Hurdle is another interesting option. We'll see what Peter would like to do, it's not everyday you have a contender for the Champion Hurdle. I just have a feeling that he might be better on a flatter track but that's just a theory. We're delighted to win today, we targeted this race.
Navan Sun, 21st Feb, 2021
Atlantic Fairy I'm delighted with that and she's a lovely mare. She got hurt last year and we had to leave her off but she's come back really well and is doing it all well. I think she'll improve for the run as she hasn't run since Christmas. She should come on a bit from it. She has her ideas of what she wants to do (tactics-wise) and she's a lady you really don't need to tell what to do. She's in at Cheltenham but we'll see as there is also the mares novice hurdle at Fairyhouse which is only a couple of weeks after. That might be the more sensible route for her. I'm delighted to win the first running of the Apple's Jade Hurdle and delighted for owner Mark Phelan; I'll see what Mark thinks as it's a hobby and it depends what he would like to do.
Naas Sat, 13th Feb, 2021
Hurricane Cliff I was a bit disappointed with him in Leopardstown at Christmas so we said we’d sit with him and wait a bit longer. He ran well at Punchestown and it’s lovely to see him go and do it here. He’s learning all the time and is a lovely big scopey horse. He should be good over a fence in time. We’ll aim for the Festivals here later on in the spring. I’m delighted to get that for Angus Potterton and the Molesworth Syndicate.