Thurles Sat, 21st Mar, 2020
Thermistocles JJ said that the horse learned and he also learned a lot from him the last day. He said rather than commit him like he did the last time he just waited today. For a novice he jumped very well and it was just nice to see him get his head back in front again.
Thurles Thu, 5th Mar, 2020
Bay Ambition It wasn't the plan to make it but there was no one there to make it. She jumps and she stays,. To be honest I thought the handicapper had a grip of her but it was a small field and she got away. I'd be hoping the handicapper doesn't crucify her now. She is slow but is a light framed mare and I wouldn't rule out running her during the summer.
Leopardstown Mon, 2nd Mar, 2020
Run For Oscar he deserved that after the last as it was jockey's error the last day and he didn't make the same mistake again thank god. I think he is a nice horse and that wouldn't have been ideal ground for him and he definitely wants good ground. He'll probably have a wee break now and you could even see him back running on the flat during the summer. I thought it was a good performance because we were concerned about the ground.
Leopardstown Sat, 1st Feb, 2020
Latest Exhibition “This guy in fairness to him, he races behind the bridle a little bit but he digs down deep. He done it there today on ground that's the quickest he's ran on.
“He's not going to kick away and win ten lengths. He won his bumper easily enough but he always has to work that little bit regardless of the trip.
“He proved against Abacadabras that he needed to step up from two miles at least. He's proven he can go on any ground, he's no slow by any means, he has a good cruising gear.
“He doesn't lose too much ground when they do quicken. Rachael gave him a great ride that day but he just wasn't man enough and didn't know enough. I'd say if he went two miles again you'd have to make plenty of use of him.”
When asked if the Albert Bartlett would now be on the agenda he added:-
“We'll talk about that. I'd say yes but we'll leave our options open and we'll run the horse in the best race for him.
“We'll talk with Bryan, he's the one that's going to be riding him, so he'll know more than us.”