Curragh Fri, 30th Aug, 2019
Jassaar I think Andrew has ridden seven winners from 18 rides for me,. Of course he won the big handicap here on Guineas weekend on the same horse. Everything went to plan, he always travelled there nicely. He just didn't handle the track in Galway. We've no definite plans. We'll see how he comes out of the race before making a decision where we go with him. The seven-furlong handicap (Sovereign Path) in Leopardstown is probably the race for him. I think he showed enough pace there for it and that would be the logical place.
Down Royal Fri, 30th Aug, 2019
Make The Switch As you saw there he is a jumper all over. I was looking through his pedigree today for a bit of soft ground and I couldn't find it. He just gallops and has a great mind and took to hurdling really well. We haven't over schooled him especially over those hurdles because it is hard to get those hurdles in the summer. He should improve. This was the plan and the owner is home from America, so it is great. I'm delighted. He's only a four-year-old, so he has to improve. I know it wasn't the best of maiden hurdles but he will stay further - over three miles he could ride a quieter race on him and I think he would love it. He (O'Keefe) said he felt he was never going to get beaten. He gave him a couple of cracks and he went away. We were in Newmarket and we were looking for hurdlers and juvenile hurdlers which are impossible to get. I saw this guy and he looked a National Hunt horse. I thought he would make more and I couldn't understand why he didn't make more. He's a gorgeous-looking horse. We took a punt and it has paid off, he wasn't that expensive. When you see him he's only a shell, you would have to think he would improve.