Downpatrick Sun, 26th Mar, 2017
Derulo It looks like he wants the two and a half (miles). He hit a flat spot across the top and made an awful mistake. Sean said he was lucky to stand up. I don't know what mark he will get after that. We'll look at something maybe for him in Punchestown with nice ground. He wants the two and a half all day there and ridden patiently. An improving horse that I haven't over run because of the ground. We'll probably go two and a half Punchestown somewhere. I'm very pleased. He was entitled not to win it there and he still won it. He got just done for toe in the last furlong of the two-mile race, the flat horses did him in Leopardstown from the last hurdle. He didn't stop, he has great cruising speed but no change of gear. Today was kind of a dip in toe to see about going up in trip so we will.
Thurles Sat, 25th Mar, 2017
La Bella Vida Her hurdles form here was good but she was stuck in the mud the last day and he (J.J. Slevin) said the ground is nearly yielding out there today,. With her hurdles form and getting all the allowances, she had to have a really good chance and he gave her a beautiful ride. We'll keep her going for the summer and see what mark she gets - there's a 2m2f handicap hurdle at the Galway Festival which is something to aim at.
Wexford Fri, 17th Mar, 2017
Delface He ran in a bumper at Leopardstown that has worked out really well but it's taken a while for the penny to drop. He's very babyish and backward but every race he's taking a huge step forward.
Clonmel Thu, 2nd Mar, 2017
Maguire's Glen The extra few furlongs suited and he deserved that. He was never right last year, and has taken time to come right. It's been three years since he's won, and he might be sold now,.