Fairyhouse Sat, 16th Jan, 2021
Roseys Hollow It was very good and it's great to get it. It's great for JP and his family in tragic times. I pass on my deepest sympathies to them. She jumped well, travelled, did everything well and Mark was happy. We'll get over today and I'll have a chat with Frank (Berry). He'll talk to JP and see what the plan is. She's a nice mare.
Tramore Fri, 1st Jan, 2021
Minella Escape he was a little bit unlucky the first day - he was off for a bit before Navan and I wonder did that just catch him out. He is a lovely horse, he won his point-to-point well and the way he jumped there you'd be looking forward to a fence with him in time. I'm really happy with him and I'm delighted for the Halsalls (owners).
Navan Sun, 22nd Nov, 2020
Minella Indo I'm delighted with that. He did everything good, it was a lovely race for him and I'm glad we've got it behind us now. You couldn't have asked him to do it any better. He jumped really well and did everything he had to do. I would imagine we'll aim towards the Savills Chase at Christmas, I think that will be our next one. He's had two nice races for second-season novices and now we have to go against the big lads and see how we fare there.
Tramore Thu, 15th Oct, 2020
Hopefully Eventually she got there. She put in a nice run down in Listowel but it has taken her a long time to come right and get handicapped and get her jumping together. She put it all together today and the cheek-pieces just helped her. We went three miles with her before and we came back from that, so two and a half to two mile five seems to be her optimum trip at the moment. She'll mature and get stronger and probably stay further in time. She is probably not going to be a winter mare but we will probably have next summer with her.
Curragh Sun, 11th Oct, 2020
Mt Leinster His form got a great boost in the Cesarewitch. I thought a mark of 97 was harsh but the handicapper is usually right to be fair to him. This fellow has schooled over fences and he’s very good so I’d imagine that is going to be on the cards for him. I was able to twist Willie’s arm and get him to run here rather than the Cesarewitch.
Downpatrick Fri, 9th Oct, 2020
Flanking Maneuver He has matured well and has been working very well at home. He didn’t surprise me doing that. I don’t know how good a bumper it was but he did it well. He jumps well, so he’ll go jumping. He’ll be a hurdler for the season I would imagine. The horses are flying but I never take it for granted.
Punchestown Tue, 29th Sep, 2020
Jack Hackett We tried him over hurdles a few times but his jumping is what gets him there, he's a magnificent jumper. We were very pleased today and Rachael gave him a class ride. He's fit, he's well and he loves jumping. Now he might get a little rest as he's been running quite consistently lately.
Listowel Fri, 25th Sep, 2020
Mt Leinster It was a good performance and we said we'd change tactics with him and let him rock and roll and see if it works. It mightn't work again but it worked for today anyway. We'll be pursuing a chasing career now; I have him entered at Punchestown on Tuesday but he won't run there. I saw today's race and entered him and we said we'd take our chance and we'll hopefully go chasing now.