Listowel Tue, 10th Sep, 2019
Soviet Pimpernel He ran a cracker on his first race at Leopardstown and the form has worked out well. He might go for a winners’ bumper if the ground stays nice as he’s not a real winter horse. He did nothing wrong in his two runs and we brought him back from the Cheltenham Sales as we weren’t getting what we thought for him. We gave him a break and were aiming him for Galway but he just wasn’t right. He’s turned the corner in the last few weeks, and it’s great for Fergal O’Neill of Direct Bloodstock who has a lot of horses with us.
Tramore Fri, 16th Aug, 2019
Cusp Of Carabelli It is an unbelievable few days. Everything was well with him this morning, we left him out in the rain and he went out and rolled in the muck. We were aiming him for here and it is a short journey. I was worried about the rain but JJ (Slevin) said he handled it well enough and he is improving away. He was a very hyper horse but is starting to relax and he has two great jockeys in JJ and Sean Flanagan and they make a big difference. He could have a break and then come back for Listowel and can mix it between hurdles and fences.