Cheltenham Thu, 16th Mar, 2017
Road To Respect I didn't think he had much of a chance, but Bryan gave him a great ride, he was in the right place the whole way. Someone told me it's Noel's first win over fences here which just goes to show if you keep banging your head something will give. I thought we had three good chances to be in the money today, Disko was third (in the JLT), I was a little disappointed with Snow Falcon in the Stayers', and this fellow. I was telling a few people in Ireland I quite fancied him to be honest. I actually wanted to run in the RSA but Gigginstown had Alpha Des Obeaux in that and it makes sense the way the handicap was.
Thurles Thu, 9th Mar, 2017
Aint Dunne Yet He's out of a half-sister to Merry Gale, and he (owner) has been saying to me for a while to bring him back to two miles as that family doesn't stay. He's really a chaser for next year,. The owner (Noel O'Brien) is a nephew of Vincent and he lives in the home place where Vincent started to train from in Churchtown.
Navan Sat, 4th Mar, 2017
Laverteen He was good and maybe better than we thought but we did think he'd win a bumper. He had a few problems with his knees and things like that. I had to sit back here the last day because the other horse of Gordon's ran (Poli Roi). When it came to Friday he (Eddie O'Leary) said 'we have a few more' but I said 'it's my turn'. He said to me 'will you win' and I said 'I think he has a great chance but I can't say he'll definitely win'. So he decided to run the two of them. I'd say he's a nice horse. He won't run over hurdles this season as I'd imagine we'll keep him a novice. He just hasn't been that easy to train and I'd say he wants that really soft ground.