Thurles Thu, 28th Nov, 2019
Royal Rendezvous He looks a natural jumper and the couple he met wrong he corrected himself and Paul was very happy with how he did it,. Looking at his performance there I could be sticking to the minimum trip and we'll look at Christmas next. The only two mile race is the Grade 1, unless there's a winners' of one after that.
Navan Sun, 10th Nov, 2019
Theatre World That's great. He's improved again,. He won here the time before last and I thought he wanted a bit of nice ground but he handled the this ground fine in Limerick when he finished second. The form has stood up well from Limerick as the third horse Fit To Be Tied came out and won afterwards. We had him entered in a beginners chase at Fairyhouse last Monday but I didn't declare him as I saw this race coming up. I thought we'd have one more go at a hurdle race before we going jumping a fence. He's improved well and Luke was delighted with him. I know there were a few fallers but I think he still had a bit in hand going to the last. He's a lovely staying horse and you can't beat pedigree, he has a lovely pedigree. He's a King's Theatre and cost plenty as a three-year-old and the pedigree comes through. He'll jump a fence soon and he's a real three-mile chaser.
Thurles Thu, 24th Oct, 2019
Peregrine Run He is an unbelievable horse. When I looked at the race I thought he had a great chance and conditions and everything came right,. He'll go to Cheltenham now for a handicap chase next month. That's as long as he comes out of today ok. If the ground is good over there, the boys are keen to go back for the craic. The weather will tell us where we go after Cheltenham or whether we give him a break until the spring. He was actually heavy coming here today as we gave him a break after Galway. I left him out of the Grade 1 chase at Down Royal as he wouldn't get his ground, it would be too hot for him and the trip would be too far.
Navan Sat, 28th Sep, 2019
Theatre World It seems to be suiting front-runners today. It's the best he ever travelled, he was just a happy horse today,. Luke gave him a great ride and got the fractions right in front. He just enjoyed it all the way, the ground is good and he stacked them all up behind him and had another go. He's a very consistent horse but hadn't travelled very well in his races and that's what has let him down, but today he travelled great and he'll be a lovely horse over a fence. It's great to have a winner at Navan at the start of the season. I'd say he wants a bit of nice ground, he mightn't go on heavy ground but we could get well into the start of October to mid-November before it changes too much. I'd definitely keep him going when he's in that sort of form. It's great for the Monroes. Rob Monroe is here, his father John died in the summer and he bought this horse. There are loads of memories attached to him. He's after getting off the phone to his mother and she's crying at home. A horse like that keeps the memories going.
Downpatrick Fri, 27th Sep, 2019
Tecumseh Sherman he's bred by Eamonn (Duignan, owner) himself and is a half brother to Barker. He just had little niggly issues all his life and he has only come right this year and he probably needed time to mature. He has a very good attitude and stays really well and he is a helluva jumper, so we are looking forward to him going hurdling. This was probably going to be his last chance in a bumper. We felt we didn't get the best out of him in Bellewstown, we should have made more use of him. He has thrived since his last run. Declan (Lavery) said he loved the ground today. We know he goes on fast ground. I think the test of stamina was the whole thing, he said he was always in his hands. I'd say we will see the best of him over two and a half miles.
Galway Fri, 2nd Aug, 2019
Minella Beau I thought Paul got two fine jumps out of him at the final two fences - the 'mooneen', and both times he got lengths and that was the whole difference,. The second horse put in a huge performance to make the running and we just beat him and if the second jumped the last two as well as we did it would have been a different result but we were lucky enough on the day. Being Annette Mee's horse, a lot of his year revolves around Galway and he'd have to improve a lot to get into the Plate next year. That will be his target next year if he goes up in the weights.