Downpatrick Sun, 22nd Mar, 2020
Space Cadet Unreal, my voice has gone! A great pot to win and it is great for the owner to give me the horse. Ben (Harvey, jockey) had won his first point-to-point on him and, to tell you the truth, I thought he would run well today but I said to myself we would be going point-to-pointing again next year. It was a big shock to me, but obviously the blinkers worked a treat. I kind of had been holding off and holding off having them on him. I think they made all the difference and I probably have learned how to train him - the key to training him is not to train him! He hasn't done a stroke since he ran the last day. This is Ben's first winner (on the track). He comes into me as often as he can. He is in two mornings and he is a big part of the team. I just thought he knows him and the 7lbs off would help. He gets on as well as anybody with the horse. That's his (Space Cadet's) third National this year, so third time lucky!
Limerick Sun, 15th Mar, 2020
On Eagles Wings It just shows you how good that horse who won in Cheltenham is. He likes soft ground and will be a nice horse to go jumping. I don't think he'll run again in a bumper and will probably go jumping next season, he jumps really well.
Navan Sat, 14th Mar, 2020
Castlegrace Paddy That was great. Bryan said at Leopardstown to keep this race in mind. He said at Naas he gave a blow at the wrong time. When they all quickened he gave a blow and he had to give him a chance. I had thought about going for the Grand Annual and thought he was well in but Joe Foley and Steve Parkin wanted to come for this and when we saw the entries it looked like the right move. I'd say the ground is still heavy enough for him. All the times he's won it's been soft ground but ground that he can jump off whereas there he has to get down and jump and can't be slick enough but he was good today. I'm delighted for Steve Parkin, who has stuck by me, and Joe Foley. We had said if we won this we might go to Aintree but we'll see. This was the main objective and we got it.
Clonmel Thu, 27th Feb, 2020
Deilginis She won well in Cork the last day and this race was an obvious race after that against her own sex. We'll keep her against mares again, she loves soft ground and seems to stay well. She is an outstanding jumper and her jumping is fantastic. She is more a chaser and we'll kick on over fences but she could also go back hurdling at some stage in the future.
Clonmel Thu, 27th Feb, 2020
The West Awaits She idled when she got to the front on very heavy, cut up ground and we'll probably go for a winners' bumper with her. The ground is very gluey and is so cut up after the other hurdles races being run on it. I'd like to find a winners' bumper down the country, that would suit me, and go jumping then. I think she is improving and I hope she is good enough to win a winners' bumper.