Navan Wed, 23rd Oct, 2019
Half Nutz This horse has been confusing me. His home work has been very good and he’s got loads of talent. Chris said not to fight with him and he’s a bit of coward so being out on his own probably suited. I’d say just match practice more than anything has helped him. He’ll go on his holidays and Chris said we’ll have plenty of fun with him next year. They are a great syndicate (Woodfarm Racing) and have kept faith with me. Fran Kennedy bought him as a pinhook and didn’t sell him so he put a syndicate together.
Leopardstown Sat, 19th Oct, 2019
Quizical I'm delighted with that. I'd say it's the first time he's met his ground this year, although we've had soft it's been tacky. He just loves that loose ground and he'll gallop through it. Shane said he jumped, really travelled then he took a pull and settled in behind. He had trouble pulling him up. It's great for the horse that he had a fully fledged one beside his name now. I don't know if there is anything more for him now. He's a brilliant horse to have around for those big handicaps but he just needs a bit of give. The Lincoln was his aim at the beginning of this year but I just got held up with a foot. I had a really troubled spring and summer with him. When he started to come right then it dried up. He's been very busy in the last few weeks after the rain came but I think that's him now. He's a great servant and great to have in the yard.