Fairyhouse Wed, 17th Jul, 2019
Prince Of Naples I'm delighted. I thought Robbie gave him an absolutely gorgeous ride because I thought at one stage he was in trouble,. He said it just took him a while to get going and for the penny to drop. He said he absolutely loved that ground and he hit the line really well. Robbie said he's just a really nice horse. I didn't give him any big entries because until they won you can't really chuck them in. There are still lots of nice races and we might go for a winners of one because he still needs to learn a bit more. He's very well bred, he's Holy Roman Emperor, so maybe a bid will come in for him. We haven't sold a horse for a while and it's nice for the business — it takes the pressure off me. It's ultimately John's decision. We've always really liked him, he's a bonny little horse.
Leopardstown Thu, 11th Jul, 2019
Magnetic North that was great and I’m delighted for Rory as he was to ride him in the Lincoln but the horse didn’t get in. He’s ridden work for me, and gave him a beautiful ride. I was surprised he got away with the ground. He toughed it out but Rory said he wouldn’t want that too often. This was worth so much and the race broke up a lot so I had to take a chance. He’ll be entered in all the big handicaps at Galway, and I think he’s more effective on soft ground. It’s not that I target Galway but I just have a lot of soft ground horses. If it’s only yielding (at Galway) the mile might be a bit sharp for him but if it gets soft there are more options.