Roscommon Tue, 6th Aug, 2019
Ificudiwud He was a bit sore after Ballinrobe (where he was third last month) and has done a lot of swimming since. He’s more of a chaser than a hurdler. I don’t know what the plan is and he could be on the September Sales list but we might run him over fences now and see how that goes.
Leopardstown Thu, 20th Jun, 2019
Ar Eagla Na Heagla Katie O'Farrell was schooling her over fences and we were going to give her a spin on the Flat first so decided to go here rather than go somewhere else far away,. The plan was to go to Roscommon on the 9th for a mares beginners chase. I don't know whether we'll go back to the Flat with her or not. That's the plan and she schools well. She was a mare that should probably have won a couple before but didn't. She'd never had a break and I let her off before Christmas for seven weeks. She came back and was never right. It took ages with her, it was nothing specific but she just wasn't in the mood if nothing else. She's been in great form the last couple of weeks so we'd said we'd run her on the Flat before going chasing. I didn't want to go over hurdles. She seems a great jumper and she's a big scopey mare. I bought her as a foal for a bit of fun and sure we're having it now. I always love to win up here. It's a great place, it's a small race but still it's great especially when you're not expecting it.