Leopardstown Mon, 28th Dec, 2020
Gaillard Du Mesnil I thought on paper it looked like a strong maiden and we went a nice gallop for the ground. I thought it was a true run race. As it opens up it'll get a little slower out there. I was very impressed with him. The jump he put in at the second last showed how much he had in the tank. He looks like a nice, middle-distance horse and we'll probably stay at that sort of trip with him. As he gets more racing I think he'll settle better, he was a little keen with Paul. He wasn't stopping at the end and was finishing out the race well. He's a horse that will go up in grade easily enough, I think. I suppose we'll look at the Dublin Racing Festival. It depends what we do with Appreciate It as we'll probably try and keep them apart.
Kilbeggan Mon, 12th Oct, 2020
Santana Plessis In fairness he's a long time waiting for that and Denis gave him a great ride. Now that we can get back into England I'd say he might win a novice hurdle over there. I thought the ground might be too soft for him but it was grand. He's a big horse and he'll jump a fence in time.