Punchestown Sat, 14th Nov, 2020
Asterion Forlonge It was a satisfactory introduction and I'll be going out in trip with him now, it'll be minimum two-and-a-half for the rest of the year,. I haven't any plans made for him yet but I was happy enough with that. He jumped very well but obviously made that mistake at the second last and he got one wrong before the ditch but, by in large, I was happy with him for a first-time out novice chaser. At the second last I was happy with the way, when it looked like he was going down, he found another leg and picked himself back up.
Tipperary Sun, 4th Oct, 2020
Saint Roi I'm very happy with that. The race conditions suited him very well and it was a big advantage. Noel's horse (Beacon Edge) coming out was a help as well and we'll take all the help we can take at this stage of the season!. He did it nicely but he had a big advantage with the conditions of the race. Mark (Walsh) said he was meeting the last wrong and fiddled it. I think he got a bit tight for room over the third last. I was worried that he was coming off the bridle but Mark said he was just tight for room. Otherwise he was very slick with his jumping and I'm not worried on that front. That's the type of speed he shows all the time at home and his last piece of work before Cheltenham was electric. I thought going there he'd take a lot of beating. The likes of the County Hurdle are hard races to fancy horses in though. He did very well during the summer and is out early purely because this race suited conditions wise. The Morgiana would be on the agenda but that might be throwing him in at the deep end. He's a second season novice and there might be easier options. I think there is a race at Down Royal for second season novices (Grade 2 WKD Hurdle).