Downpatrick Mon, 25th Aug, 2014
Hero De Villeneuve on his mark he was near a certainty but while he has been winning chases in England, they weren't top-class races, more cup races. Philip Carberry (jockey and rider of the family's Champion Hurdle winner Sublimity) sent me him over from France but we had to persevere with him as he's had three wind operations, has a bad back and has to have the massage machine every day. He's a crock but we seem to have him right now thank God and he has strengthened up nicely. He might go to Perth for a cup race or the Kerry National and he seems to be improving all the time.