Limerick Sat, 15th Jun, 2019
Cj Cregg She is a great little filly and as a three-year-old she went to Troytown for massive colic surgery. It was very touch and go with her then and they put a lot of time into her. My parents took her home and rehabilitated her for five months and to come back and win two like that is great and it is great for Amy too. She has been placed a lot of times and that is her first winner. She is with me two years and is a very good horse woman and just needs the breaks to get a chance. I thought the ground would be soft and told my sister (owner Debbie McConnell) that she had no chance but she got away with it and I'd say there is a little more improvement in her. She is not big but is cat-like enough to be able to jump hurdles but we'll follow the Flat path for now. She could go to Galway.
Listowel Sun, 2nd Jun, 2019
Blankiedoodie strictly speaking we were a pound well in but when we saw the draw we though 'ah god'! I told Gary (Carroll) before the race that if he won from his draw (in 17) I would be extolling his virtues to the press so you'd have to give it to him as it was a super ride. He thinks the horse is just getting his confidence now and he seems versatile ground-wise and came back in trip today on a tightish track. He doesn't owe us anything with two wins in five days and he might be back here again in September.
Gowran Park Wed, 29th May, 2019
Blankiedoodie he had snippets of form that were okay and he was beaten one day in Ayr by a horse that went up about 25lb afterwards; he just had little issues. We sent him hurdling and he didn't enjoy that. I think he was delighted to see no hurdles and when he saw the stalls he went 'yahoo' and put his best foot forward!. He's not a superstar but he definitely had the ability to win off that mark. I'm delighted to get it out of him because we kept him a long time believing he had it in him. We might go across to Ayr or something like that with him. Gary said he picked up plenty and he'll stay further. I think we might shelve hurdling anyway — that's the Champion Hurdle gone off the agenda anyway!