Bellewstown Sat, 8th Jul, 2017
Its All Guesswork I schooled him over fences as a three-year-old so he should jump a little bit better. He's a little bit clumsy and he can do nothing but improve. He's a nice horse and I thought I would have won a race with him before now. I've won more races with lesser horses. He's been a bit disappointing and things haven't worked out. I'd say the step up in trip suited him and I'd say he'll win plenty of races. He might like a bit of better ground as well.
Curragh Sat, 1st Jul, 2017
Beckford He's a nice horse. I'm delighted it's all worked out, for the syndicate that bought him in the first place and for Newtown Anner that where good enough to buy him and leave him with me. We thought he'd improved a good bit from the last day. I haven't got enough of them to know but we liked what we were seeing. We thought he was working well but we haven't got anything to work him with. He's good, a fair horse. He was probably in front plenty soon enough but he's tough and he stays. I'm delighted for everyone that he's won, especially the new owners. It's the first horse I've had for them and Maurice O'Regan's father and mother are here today — it's the first time I've met them. When you win you are always good but in fairness Declan is a big part of all these two-year-olds, where we work and what we do, so I'm delighted for him. The Phoenix Stakes is where he'll go now all being well. In the summer it's something nice to do. It's a bit of fun and something different but I'm a National Hunt man and you have to remember where your bread and butter is. We'll do it again next year but it's not something I'm going to be doing full time. We'll definitely do it a bit more next year but National Hunt is my number one and nothing else matters, only National Hunt racing to me. If I had half a dozen nice ones for the Flat that's all I want but jumping is the game and that's all I want to do.