Leopardstown Mon, 4th Mar, 2019
Kilbarry Lilly she's a home-bred filly and is by Classic Cliche, who we used to stand. They generally want nice ground so we were afraid the ground was gone for her but it worked out. We'll probably look for a mares novice race now. We'll see how she comes out of the race.
Thurles Thu, 21st Feb, 2019
The Gatechecker He ran in Leopardstown on his last two runs but just isn't good enough for those top races. I said to Frank (Berry, McManus' racing manager) to find a 0-116 race he could get into and while he was 2lbs too heavy today, it was a good plan to claim the 7lbs. He has three won this year and if you had another horse to win three every year it'd be alright! . He is a tricky horse to train but we'll try and find something else for him now. He is fairly high over fences. It's nice for the man who owns him, he needs it!