Naas Sat, 11th Nov, 2017
Red Jack Mark (Walsh, winning rider) said they went slow and it turned into a bit of a sprint which is probably not up his alley. He'd prefer a good gallop,. His jumping was adequate and he probably needed it a bit but it's nice to get off to a winning start. He's entered in the Royal Bond but we'll have to see.
Thurles Thu, 9th Nov, 2017
Daly Tiger We thought he was fairly sharp and he's much sharper than those bumper horses we've been running and has more pace. The danger was he has been doing everything so easy that he really hasn't been taken off the bridle. I'd assume he'll go straight over hurdles now and unlike a lot of them (Gigginstown House Stud-type runners), you wouldn't be afraid of running him over two miles. Sean (Flanagan) rode him work before he ran in a point-to-point last year and liked him and when he went to the Sales, we were lucky enough Eddie (O'Leary) bought him for us to train.
Thurles Thu, 26th Oct, 2017
Monksland It was hard work and Sean said he never travelled at all and the ground was a bit quick for him. He has had plenty problems over the years and when the ground is any way good, he was knocking the top off it and needs soft ground to be at his best. He is a ten-year-old now and has been around a while, and that is part of it too but today was the plan. His pedigree is all stamina and he does stay three miles. I don't know where he is going to go and you couldn't say he is the horse he once was but we'll peg along and try and keep him sound and run him wherever he has a chance. I would say at some stage we could try him over fences in one of those big races like the Irish National. There might also be a conditions chase he could run into as well. We'll see how the season goes along but every race we win with him is a bonus as he hasn't been easy to keep sound.