Naas Sat, 8th Feb, 2020
Valdieu It's nice to win with him, he's been a disappointing horse,. He showed us an awful lot as a bumper horse and even early on as a jumper. I always thought he’d make a real good chaser. It just shows you what we are running against all the time. You would have always thought a horse rated like him would have won a beginners chase. I was glad the line came! I'd say that's his max, he only just barely got home there. They went a real gallop the whole way but that probably helped him too because that's the sort of horse he is. As the spring goes on maybe he'll improve a bit as he goes on but he'll need to. He was a lovely bumper horse and we thought the world of him. Even over hurdles we brought him to Cheltenham last year and though he faded out of it then he ran a good race in a good race for a long way. I don't think he's shown any of that this year yet and that's his best run this year.
Thurles Sun, 19th Jan, 2020
Ice Cold Soul I thought if he was anything near his old self that he'd nearly have to win with the 7lbs (claim) off his back, but he needed the 7lbs!. He hasn't been easy to train and has had plenty of leg trouble and is a lad who we can't do a lot of work with and we keep him ticking over nicely. He'll go for something similar again and I wouldn't rule out going back over hurdles at some stage. He jumped better today than he had because his jumping had been a bit of a problem for him over fences. Eoin is flying.