Dundalk Fri, 20th Jan, 2017
Duchessofflorence She didn’t have a great draw tonight but she’s had worse,. She’s a genuine filly and in that grade she’s able to carry the weight as she’s a big strong filly. She’ll be covered in the spring so we’ll see if we give her another try now that she has her head in front a couple of times. She picked up well. A couple of nights she had bad draws and found herself with a bit too much to do after they went steady. Those races are so competitive and you need them to fall right. Tonight they went a nice even gallop and that helped. He had to wait for a gap but after going that gallop he was confident it would come whereas other nights he found himself out the back turning in and the ones in front were gone. She’s fine at ten furlongs but I’d say the step up to a mile-and-a-half didn’t do her any harm either. We might give her another crack before she is covered.
Dundalk Fri, 13th Jan, 2017
Time Constraints he’s getting better with racing - the first night he walked out of the stalls and was lost. He’s just one of those colts - a laid back lad and is getting better with each run. We always thought he had ability and Conor (Hoban) said he got a bit lonely in front but when they came to him, he shook him up and went again. He handles the surface well, is sound and has a good attitude. I put the blinkers on him as he was just so lazy but he probably doesn’t need them. I left them on him after the first day as he was just so lost. We’ll probably keep him going but he could be sold also.