Gowran Park Sat, 1st Oct, 2016
Ridestan it was a super ride from David - he said he should have kept going at the last but felt he was pricking his ears and not concentrating so just popped it. Jessie's (Harrington) horse (Neverushacon) battled well but ours stayed on well also. Andrew (Lynch) won on him at Killarney and said he reminded him of Loosen My Load as he jumped so well which was a massive compliment. I think he's better on good ground or looser ground, and it's a bit tacky today. If it's suitable he could go to Punchestown for the Craddockstown.
Gowran Park Fri, 30th Sep, 2016
Veronica's Napkin I was hoping she would improve from her run in Roscommon and on the better ground. She's a well-bred filly and is finding her feet. She could go for a novice now,. The owners David and Anne Moon are from Jersey, and had hoses with me when I started training. In fact David bought a filly from my father about 50 years ago so the association goes back a long time. I was delighted with the second (Sir Benford Wales) as well. He kept on well and could go for a bumper next.
Clonmel Thu, 8th Sep, 2016
Simiel He had some good bumper form but then disappointed a few times and was very disappointing over fences. He seems to struggle a bit with his jumping but a few of the jockeys that have ridden him have said that the tight tracks like Tramore or Downpatrick don't suit him so we might try him over fences again on a more galloping track. Dylan (Robinson) was due to ride but unfortunately is hurt and that was Conor's first ride for me. He gave the horse a great ride.