Fairyhouse Sat, 25th Jan, 2020
Exit Poll He's been promising to do that. It's only his third run over hurdles and he'll come on a lot again from that. I'd say he'll probably end up going two-and-a-half miles. I'll talk to Sean and see where he wants to go with him. I'd say he'll be a better chaser. Mark said he's just a little bit awkward when he's in tight to a hurdle. When he's meeting it right or long he wings them. He's a very big horse and he's getting stronger all the time.
Fairyhouse Sat, 11th Jan, 2020
Five Bar Brian He had been working well but we genuinely thought he'd need the run after being off for so long. He obviously had an injury so we were kind of minding him a little bit. Patrick said he did it well and handled the ground well. We think he can definitely improve off it. He said he wasn't loving it in behind. Hopefully he can go on to better things now. David Casey, representing
Naas Sun, 5th Jan, 2020
Thedevilscoachman We knew he was nice but with all the talk about everything else it sort of put us off, between Galileos and Dubawis and stuff like that we were starting to get edgy,. He surprised me a bit how well he quickened up. We had another one coming along and the lads were sort of thinking it's the other one we should have run but we obviously ran the right one. He's a nice horse. I was underbidder on him when he was sold as a yearling, Micky Maguire, Jason's brother, bought him for Joe Duke that owns him. When he was going into training they said they'd send him to me. We had him last spring and did a little bit with him. It works out well with those four-year-olds to do a little bit with them in the spring. I'd say he's quite a smart horse. He certainly won't be jumping, this spring anyway, so we'll look for another bumper. Eoin rides well. He's doing well with what he's getting and he's good value for 7lb.
Thurles Thu, 28th Nov, 2019
Cusp Of Carabelli That was great for him and he has been consistent all year. I thought the ground might have been gone a bit for him but he grinded it out well,. He is unbelievable for a E900 horse; that's his first win away from Tramore and it is nice to get another one. It's hard to believe that he is over-rated for Tramore now and he'll get a break now.
Down Royal Fri, 1st Nov, 2019
Coeur Sublime He was second in a Triumph Hurdle so he was entitled to do that, . He's a horse that will probably stay further in time. Davy said he is a different horse this year - he looked a different horse, he's a lot stronger. He jumped and he did everything right. They went a fair gallop and I knew he would come on a bit. We will have plenty of fun with him this year.
Listowel Tue, 10th Sep, 2019
Soviet Pimpernel He ran a cracker on his first race at Leopardstown and the form has worked out well. He might go for a winners’ bumper if the ground stays nice as he’s not a real winter horse. He did nothing wrong in his two runs and we brought him back from the Cheltenham Sales as we weren’t getting what we thought for him. We gave him a break and were aiming him for Galway but he just wasn’t right. He’s turned the corner in the last few weeks, and it’s great for Fergal O’Neill of Direct Bloodstock who has a lot of horses with us.