Downpatrick Sun, 24th Mar, 2019
Multifactorial He's a big, honest galloping horse. He just does everything you ask him to do but he's a horse for the future. He had a good run behind (stablemate) Thatsy who I think is very smart. He's a big three-miler for the future.
Cheltenham Thu, 14th Mar, 2019
Sire Du Berlais There was plenty of traffic, but he responded and was a willing partner. I was happy the whole way through the race. He was short of room at the top of the hill, but Barry gave him a great ride and he never panicked. I knew when it opened up he would stay going which was brilliant. I thought until 50 yards before the line we were still under a bit of pressure. It looked the race to go for with him, so it is great. I’ll speak to the owner and see what we do next, but to win the Pertemps is great. We had a very slow start, but it goes to show if you keep your head down and keep trying you will get there.
Cheltenham Wed, 13th Mar, 2019
Tiger Roll Everyone knows it’s been a rough week. Horses haven’t been running up to par, a few of them haven’t been good enough and things haven’t been working. We’re lucky enough that we’ve got a good bunch of owners and a good bunch of horses. We’ll keep smiling and keep kicking. This horse has won at four Cheltenham Festivals now and a Grand National. He’s our first winner of the week and I won’t forget him. In his last run in the Boyne Hurdle he looked as good as he ever was and today he was brilliant. I’m very lucky to have him. You win the Grand National by accident and we’ve won it twice. It’s a big ask for this horse to do it again, but what he has done there today has been brilliant and we’ll enjoy it. To win at four Cheltenham Festivals is class.
Dundalk Wed, 6th Mar, 2019
Markhan It tightened up for a stride or two but it actually suits that horse as he likes to be in the hustle and bustle of a race. Once he got out he started motoring so it worked out well,.
Leopardstown Mon, 4th Mar, 2019
Serious Ego I think riding him wide helped him. I got caught out wide on him once before and he ran really well. I said today whatever I was going to do I was going to give him loads of light. I think it helped him a lot. I can't explain it really. The key to him is that everything has to fall right. Going that bit little bit wider today meant that he didn't have to get involved in the hustle and bustle of the race. I'm delighted as starting off the year we thought he was going to win a race or two and then we thought he'd gone. We've one up now.
Leopardstown Sun, 3rd Mar, 2019
Woods Well He seemed to enjoy the bit of easier ground there. He jumped a lot better and travelled better. I’ll have to speak to Eddie and Michael but I’d say there is a good chance he’ll go for the Kim Muir,. It was easier ground when he won in October and he always looked happy today.
Navan Sat, 2nd Mar, 2019
From Eden Jack said he was very ring rusty up across the top and he just did what he had to do. We were lucky to get the horse. Hamish Macauley, an agent in England, bought him for someone else and they let him down. He had no-one for him, put him to me and I bought him. It was only by accident we got him and a big thanks has to go to him. We'll have a look with him now. He's in everywhere and we'll see. I couldn't see the handicapper giving him much because it was a bad race.