Thurles Thu, 6th Feb, 2020
Mitchouka We have a lot of schooling done with him. He'd lost his confidence and Gordon (Elliott, previous trainer) and Keith Donoghue had both said that. In fairness to Donie McInerney he has done a hell of a lot of schooling with him. We bought him in October, gave him seven weeks off and had him ready for Leopardstown (Christmas) but he gave himself a bad enough over-reach and I couldn't run him. The main objective today was actually for a clear round of jumping and whatever happened after that happened. I'm delighted with him and he has a massive engine. I don't know where we go with him but I'm sure there'll be something coming up in the next few weeks. He goes to the beach once a week and if he stayed three miles, he'd be some horse over banks but he's probably too quick.
Thurles Thu, 21st Nov, 2019
Footpad It is lovely to see the horse back on the racetrack and he had plenty of enthusiasm and jumped and travelled very very well. It's a great starting point for him and his jumping was very very good today and he never missed a beat the whole way around,. Today's trip wasn't a problem for him and ideally going a little bit quicker early doors would have suited him but he is nice and fresh and it was good to see a performance like that, this early in the year. It was mission accomplished today.