Fairyhouse Sat, 1st Dec, 2018
Lone Wolf He did well because it looked like Willie’s horse (Defy De Mee) had got away. He jumped well and Mark said he settled well for him. Sarah bought him as a store (for 33,000 euro). He’s a big, good-looking horse and he has an engine. He’ll jump a fence eventually, and hopefully he’ll make a nice hurdler as well. He’d have no problem going two and a half but I thought he showed pace from the third last up to the line. It’s hard to make up ground when something gets away from you like that. I was quite impressed with him. He’ll have to race somewhere between now and the Dublin Racing Festival, so he’ll probably go somewhere over Christmas. You don’t like going straight into good races but sometimes you have to.
Dundalk Fri, 30th Nov, 2018
Too Precious She obviously loves it up here and she's improving,. Today was a big step up because she didn't have the claim and she was up in class. I personally thought she'd struggle. Niall gave her a great ride and saved all the ground. She's progressing away obviously. Eventually we could look at black-type but she won't get a shot at that until next year. We'll find another race up here and go from there. She obviously has a real liking for the place.
Dundalk Fri, 30th Nov, 2018
King's Vow He had a good run here the last day,. He seems to be slowly away from the gates for some reason. He's a slow learner but he's getting there and the blinkers have been a help to him. It was nice to see him win today. I thought he was just green on his first couple of runs but I'd say he's just a little bit lazy and probably wants to go ten furlongs eventually. I'd guess he'll come back here again and then he'll go to the grass. He galloped out to the line well and I'd say he's probably learning. Kevin hasn't had many rides for me and it's nice to get a winner with him.
Dundalk Fri, 23rd Nov, 2018
Too Precious She's just one of those types that just relishes Dundalk. To be fair to her this is her third win in a row up here and it was a great training performance,. I think it is a bit of half and half (the surface and a filly who is nicely handicapped and has hit form) and she really does like it up here. She stays the trip very well and she has an extra gear to pull away so everything is perfect at the moment. She could (step up in trip) but she has a load of boot so there might not be need for that.
Thurles Thu, 22nd Nov, 2018
Commandant He is a nice big, good looking horse in a low grade race and I'd say the better ground today suited him compared to what he had been running on previously. Obviously he is getting older and is maturing and he'll jump a fence for sure. I guess he'll be better when he jumps a fence as he jumps well. He has a tendency to be keen and settled there today. That helped him finish out the race a bit and Rachael gave him a great ride. He is in here again on Thursday and will probably come and will then probably jump a fence.
Punchestown Sat, 17th Nov, 2018
Chead Solas Tom gave him a good ride. He had a good run first time out and improved plenty from it. I'd say he's got a big engine,. He's a big horse, he's 16'2. He'll probably stay in bumpers and go novice hurdling next year. I suppose Leopardstown is probably the obvious place to go. He'll have no problem on softer ground but it's nice and safe there.