Cork Sun, 8th Dec, 2019
Cilaos Emery it was a good performance and he always promised plenty. It was a pity he missed most of last season but he making up for it now and I'd imagine Willie will find another similar contest for him and hopefully he'll continue stepping up the ladder. You'd hope he will reach Grade 1 standard — he has done it over hurdles and he jumps fences well. For a small field it was a very competitive race today.
Naas Sat, 9th Nov, 2019
Cilaos Emery that was very impressive for a horse with such little experience. Ornua is obviously a Grade 1 winner and we were getting a lot of weight. He wasn’t going to be easy to place this year with just one run as a novice. I’m not sure what the plan is now but he has a lot of ability and will probably be kept to two miles for the moment. He’s only had two runs over fences and maybe it would be best to take baby steps and get more experience into him. Today was an ideal race with just four runners and they were well spread out. His jumping has always been good.