Kilbeggan Fri, 20th Jul, 2018
Dreamtide It was nice to get her off to a winning start. We'll stay over hurdles for the time being but I'll go back on the Flat with her later on in the season. Being a half-sister to Wicklow Brave it's nice to have her. She was very green once she got in front and Paul said she just dropped everything but she hadn't many runs on the Flat either and he thinks she's still learning. She'll hopefully improve from that and going on that ground is a big benefit.
Killarney Wed, 18th Jul, 2018
Wicklow Brave he broke quite slow and he is a bit like he always is and has a little look around but I couldn't pull him up afterwards and myself and Derek (O'Connor, on third-placed Ivanovich Gorbatov) actually did another lap of the track and couldn't pull him up. That should get his confidence back and it looked like a good opportunity and he will probably have his sights raised after that. He could go to Galway or Goodwood but I don't think
Sligo Sun, 15th Jul, 2018
Queens Boulevard I thought she might win easier. I thought she maybe didn't handle the track and the ground. I think she'll come on a lot from it and I think she's better than the bare result. She battled all the way to the line but she was kind of leaning off the bends and I felt she maybe didn't let herself down on the ground. It's quite quick out there. Sligo used to be on the slow side but now that they've put the drainage in it's quick like all the other tracks. I think with a bit more juice she'd probably let herself down a bit more.
Bellewstown Sat, 7th Jul, 2018
Easy Gold He sticking at it up the straight and I thought if the leader might miss the last I was staying at it, I was fortunate enough he came down but you never like to see that happening. Up to the line he was very lairy and I thought he had plenty left. He's a horse that took the few runs over hurdles, he was very backward and green. He's really getting the hang of jumping now and he stayed going today which is probably because of fitness after the couple of runs. Anything less than three miles and you'd have to ride him more positively. I'd say there might be a bit of improvement in him, he's a horse that doesn't show much at home. It was his third run over hurdles. He had a run behind Le Richebourg in Killarney in a very hot maiden hurdle over two miles. It was way too sharp for him and I thought he ran well that day. Paul thought he'd come on a lot from his break the next day. He was right and thankfully Paul was on the other one today!