Clonmel Thu, 8th Dec, 2016
Kagney He keeps going, jumped great and handled the soft ground well enough and did it well enough. We'll find a winners of one for him somewhere next and I don't think three miles will be a problem to him. Danny (Benson) is a good replacement (for Nina Carberry) and has lots of experience.
Fairyhouse Sun, 4th Dec, 2016
Waxies Dargle It's nice to be lucky an odd time. I've always thought he wanted softer ground but when a melee happens you're lucky to be there,. He ran over two-five at Cheltenham so two-and-a-half is no problem to him. He'll run in similar races, that's what he has been doing, and it's nice to get one like that. I'm sure he'll run in the Coral.ie Hurdle. He ran in the English Ladbroke last year so whether he goes there or not I don't know. He didn't run particularly well that day but he was fourth in the Greatwood and fourth in the Coral Cup so he's been knocking on the door. He deserved to win a race like that even if it is by default.
Fairyhouse Sat, 3rd Dec, 2016
Bel Ami De Sivola I think he's a very good horse, and a chaser in the making. Maybe Sean made a bit too much use of him but he's won which is the main thing,. I wasn't against making the running but maybe he went a bit too quick. Three miles would not be a problem and he could sit in instead of making it. I always thought he wanted it soft but he seems to love that ground. He was very weak last year so we left him off and he's come back a lot stronger.
Clonmel Thu, 17th Nov, 2016
Rathnure Rebel He had a few issues and it took us a while to get him back last season and it was a bit of a rush the whole way through with him,. He was bought after he won his point to point at Dromahane and he beat Three Musketeers, who is a good horse. I happened to be there as Nina (Carberry) was riding Three Musketeers and he (Rathnure Rebel) actually fell at the first and was down on all fours. However he got back up again - he ran away the whole way in the three mile race and still won - I've never seen the like of it! . That's the first thing he's done right for me so hopefully it's onwards and upwards now and I'd say three miles would suit him well and he could go to Cork for a novice hurdle next.
Navan Sun, 13th Nov, 2016
Snow Falcon it’s about the jumping - he jumped today which is the first time he did. I think he’ll be better over three miles so we have the race at Christmas (at Leopardstown) to look at and I might have a look and see what is in England as well and it also depends what turns up in the Hattons Grace whether he’ll run or not in that. He’s had a lot of trouble with his back and has all sorts of stuff done to it. Last year he had a little op on it and this year it’s been perfect. He also had a stress crack last year after he won here and that’s why he didn’t run for the rest of the season but he’s still a young horse. the girl that looks after him Emma (Connelly) certainly deserves a mention - he’s like a little dog with her. She pulls him out in the morning and he trots up the yard alongside her. She says ‘come on snowy’ and he stops, stands, whatever she wants. It’s unbelievable, I’ve never seen anything like it!
Naas Sat, 12th Nov, 2016
Road To Respect He’s a lovely horse. Eoin (Griffin) had him last year and I feel sorry for him. I’d say he’s matured a lot and got a bit stronger. He’s a nice horse. He jumps well. He would have needed that a bit as we didn’t really do that much with him. We just thought we’d let him come to himself because last year we thought he had a couple of very hard races in his first couple of races against real good horses. We were hoping that he’d run well but I wasn’t saying he was going to win. I’ll have to wait and see where we slot in now. There is no reason why he wouldn’t run in the Drinmore. There were probably good horses there behind him. I know Sandra’s horse (Acapella Bourgeois) was gone and it’s probably too short for Gordon’s (Prince Of Scars) but it was still a reasonable race and I think he should come on from it.