Down Royal Sat, 2nd Nov, 2019
Road To Respect Paul Carberry actually rode him work twice when Sean was out. We brought him to Punchestown and worked him and then we brought him to Navan and worked him. The last day he said 'spot on, don't do any more'. I weighed him every week and I got the fright of my life this morning as he is 19 kilos heavier than he was this day last year and he was heavy here last year. He has obviously matured a lot and he has got very strong. To be honest last season got destroyed when he ran on fast ground in Leopardstown. Everyone kept saying he wants fast ground - he doesn't, he wants soft ground and it destroyed his jumping. He didn't jump in Cheltenham because he wouldn't let himself go in the shoulders. Leopardstown is the obvious place to go again but we'll see about the ground, the ground would have to be easy enough. He'll definitely be put in the King George. He seems to have straightened out his jumping. Michael and Eddie (O'Leary) will make plans. Michael has always been keen to stay in Ireland before going to Cheltenham.