Fairyhouse Sat, 28th Nov, 2020
King Alex That was a bit eventful. He’s a bit spooky and his eye was taken by the loose horse rather than the hurdles,. Luckily he’s a big horse as he never rose a leg at the second last. He has a good engine and, if he concentrates, hopefully he’ll jump a bit better the next day than he did today. We might look at Leopardstown over Christmas for either another handicap hurdle or the opportunity handicap chase. We’ll give him three weeks off and hopefully he’ll recover. His future is probably going to be chasing and he’ll probably pay more attention to the fences than he does the hurdles.
Navan Sun, 22nd Nov, 2020
Big King It was a lovely performance. He had a good run in Bellewstown where he was a bit green and ran around the place. The winner (Railway Hurricane) has ended up being a good horse. Then we went to the north, where you'd think you'd be going for an ordinary maiden hurdle, and The Shunter turned up there. We'd never run him on winter ground before but we're happy enough that he handled that. He'll go for something similar. There is a novice handicap hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas and we might look at that. He's done his job today and that's the main thing. He's not over big but he's athletic. We have a couple by that sire, Born King, who only covered a handful of mares. We also have King Alex who won here two weeks ago. We got one good one by him a few years ago so went back and bought a few more out of a field. We're not sorry now, it's turned out well.
Navan Sun, 8th Nov, 2020
King Alex it think that track suited him a bit better than Ballinrobe as he's so big. His future is probably going to be chasing. I think there is a similar race over two-and-a-half at Fairyhouse at the Drinmore meeting. That could be a target for him. We'll probably keep him hurdling until the handicapper gets to him. We can go chasing then, he has a mark over fences.
Ballinrobe Sat, 17th Oct, 2020
King Alex He’s a big horse and a chaser more than a hurdler,. Races like that (an unplaced maiden) are there to give horses an opportunity, it was an ordinary contest and we’re hoping he’ll turn out a bit better than that. He’s had a couple of runs already over fences and it’s taken time for him to get to where he is. We’ve had him since he was two, he’s six now, and he’s just grown into himself.