Leopardstown Tue, 29th Dec, 2020
Millen To One It was a nice way for him to open his account. He's been running cracking good races everywhere he's been,. We said today we'd wait for as long as we could. Maybe that was a help to him. He seems to have one bit of a run. There were days we weren't sure what way to go about trying to get that one run out of him. Today was better ground than we are getting anywhere else in the country and it was easier to drop him in and come with a challenge. Jack did a wonderful job. I told him beforehand if it didn't work he could blame me. You're not going to get many better than him. Jack said he'd get three ridden that way and we might look at some of the better three-mile handicap hurdles. It was all about today and trying to break his duck. I had hoped to win a hurdle in the spring last year and then go chasing this year but because of the Covid and everything that stopped us. Even before the end of this season he might be jumping fences.
Punchestown Sun, 15th Nov, 2020
Grand Partner It was a lovely race for him and even though it was right-handed I let him take his chance. Most of his wins were at Leopardstown or left-handed tracks. It’s a bit of a surprise but he’s been working well since his last run. He’s come down in the weights and Jack was good on him. Jack was with me five years ago as an apprentice and rode Fosters Cross at Dundalk. He’s come back to me this summer and is a different man altogether now. He said he’d do anything to have a crack at being a jockey. He’s put in a lot of work, I’ve given him his opportunity and it’s working out.