Fairyhouse Sat, 16th Jan, 2021
Daly Tiger That really wasn't him. I fancied him that day but he just never showed up. His work at home has been quite good and I'm delighted he's put himself back on track. He's a horse with a big turn of foot. I was anxious the day I rode him in Punchestown that it could have been a little bit far for him. He does plenty when he's on the bridle so I had to get him switched off. He's a very quick horse so that trip isn't too sharp for him. We put a claimer on him the last day. It probably wasn't the claimer's fault because he got his instructions to ride closer to the pace and I think we used him up a little bit too much. Today when Sean got him relaxed, he was just a different kettle of fish. He's a brilliant jumper and he's a nice horse. He's going to get a fair old penalty for today so it might knock him out of handicaps. We'll enter him in the Grand Annual (at Cheltenham), but I would imagine he's going to have a lot of weight in that. I would think we'd probably look at Grade Threes. We'll have a look where we go. I thought he'd go for a two-mile-five handicap in Leopardstown at the (Dublin) Festival meeting, but I'd say that's a 150 race and I don't think he'd get into that now.
Leopardstown Sat, 26th Dec, 2020
Harry Alonzo He's a really nice horse. We loved him all last year,. He didn't run again after his debut, he just had a small hold-up. He's my own so I thought I'd bring him here and see how good he was. We'll keep him in bumpers this year and I'd say he'll be a very nice novice hurdler next year. The first day he probably didn't learn much. Sean rode him a piece of work the other day and I nearly said to him 'why didn't you wake him up a bit more'. He was cantering the whole way. When he got there today and he did wake him up a bit he quickened up very well. He's just a good horse I'd say. I'd say he'll definitely belong to someone else the next day, I'd hope so anyway.