Tipperary Wed, 1st Jul, 2020
Bread And Butter He had a little break in between runs and did well during it. He was flat to the boards at Downpatrick the last day and couldn't lie up but loved the bit of juice in the ground today. He's only a small little summer horse and hopefully the handicapper isn't too hard on him.
Tipperary Fri, 26th Jun, 2020
Skyace I bought that mare out of Willie's (Mullins) for 600 quid; she was behind my horse Dime A Dozen twice, and I went over to the Sales to buy her. I couldn't believe I bought her for that sort of money. I don't know why she was so cheap, she had no injury and was 100 percent. The crowd who own her (Birdinthehand Syndicate) are from America. She jumped like a buck today but it was probably the worst three-mile maiden hurdle I've seen for a long long time, once you took the favourite Thunder Down Under (pulled up) out of it. We'll go for a handicap mark or look for a conditions' race next. Camlann was the last horse I had which cost 600 quid; unfortunately he broke down yesterday and more than likely will now be retired.
Cheltenham Wed, 11th Mar, 2020
Ferny Hollow He just ran too free on his first two runs and putting a hood on him has changed him, as have more drastic tactics in holding him up. He is lovely at home, but he takes a pull. In a race he gets a little bit upset so I think jumping will suit him a lot better. We will probably go for the Champion Bumper at Punchestown now and maybe the same for the other horse, Appreciate It.
Fairyhouse Sat, 22nd Feb, 2020
Ferny Hollow We totally changed tactics with him today and it made a big difference to how he finished out his race. He looked a decent horse,. He's probably booked a ticket to go to Cheltenham but I'll have a word with connections, they are not here today, and we'll see how he comes out of the race. Maybe we could plan an Irish campaign for him instead, we'll see what they want to do. He's a horse that has shown us a lot of ability at home but he was just using himself up too much in his previous races and we just decided to settle him today.