Leopardstown Sat, 2nd Feb, 2019
Apple's Jade I thought I gave her too much time between Christmas and Cheltenham last year. There is no other race she'd could run in here, not unless she went for a novice chase and we weren't going to do that!. A lot of credit has to go to Michael O'Leary and Gigginstown for running the mare here today because it was a big ask for her to come back to two miles. These are the type of horses you want at these festivals. There was no other race to suit her and they were ballsy enough to bring her back and run her over two miles. It was great. Whatever happens now we can enjoy the weekend as you put yourself under so much pressure coming here. To have two Grade 1s here it doesn't matter what happens the rest of the weekend.