Listowel Sun, 2nd Jun, 2019
Blankiedoodie strictly speaking we were a pound well in but when we saw the draw we though 'ah god'! I told Gary (Carroll) before the race that if he won from his draw (in 17) I would be extolling his virtues to the press so you'd have to give it to him as it was a super ride. He thinks the horse is just getting his confidence now and he seems versatile ground-wise and came back in trip today on a tightish track. He doesn't owe us anything with two wins in five days and he might be back here again in September.
Gowran Park Wed, 29th May, 2019
Blankiedoodie he had snippets of form that were okay and he was beaten one day in Ayr by a horse that went up about 25lb afterwards; he just had little issues. We sent him hurdling and he didn't enjoy that. I think he was delighted to see no hurdles and when he saw the stalls he went 'yahoo' and put his best foot forward!. He's not a superstar but he definitely had the ability to win off that mark. I'm delighted to get it out of him because we kept him a long time believing he had it in him. We might go across to Ayr or something like that with him. Gary said he picked up plenty and he'll stay further. I think we might shelve hurdling anyway — that's the Champion Hurdle gone off the agenda anyway!