Clonmel Thu, 16th Nov, 2017
Poker Party I broke and dislocated my wrist four and a half months ago and that's my second ride back. . I fractured the wrist in a couple of places and it took a while to come back properly. Hopefully things will kick off from here. He has always jumped brilliantly at home loose schooling but when we ran him, his jumping was just appalling. I think you cannot move a muscle on him so we stuck Dylan up on him and told him to tie his hands to the mane and he was brilliant on him. He's a good horse but just couldn't jump and his jumping went to pot. He jumped pretty well today, still made a couple of mistakes but he'll be a nice horse when he gets his confidence. It's great to see Dylan back - he's a great little rider, is a good part of our team and is with me full-time and works hard with us. I'm also delighted for his owner Brian Acheson, who is a local man to Clonmel, as it's his first winner with us.
Clonmel Thu, 2nd Nov, 2017
Trainwreck He jumped well - I was disappointed with him at Galway but he is a big baby and is all the time learning. The winner of the first race Dawn Shadow was fifth at Galway and we were sixth so that is fairly telling, so this race probably wasn't as good as Galway but I think he has improved and learned a lot from the first day. We'll look for one of those rated novice hurdles now.