Dundalk Fri, 24th Jan, 2020
Rock On Aidan it's a while since Declan rode a winner for me; we had a lot of success together so it's great. That's my first winner for Micky Smith (owner) and his half-sister also won here before Christmas.It's great for all involved. He's a gorgeous big horse, he was quite weak when we got him even though he's a five-year-old; he wouldn't have been out of place in the parade ring ahead of the Thyestes, he's that big. I think we'll have plenty of fun with him during the summer. We might try him once more here and see what the handicapper gives us. We'll probably jump a hurdle with him later in the summer as well. He has a lot of ability and he should progress more because he's big and strong. Fastnet Rocks need a little bit of time.
Gowran Park Thu, 26th Sep, 2019
Bigger And Better He is a lovely big smashing horse but unfortunately he had a lot of little issues and little problems and hiccups and they took a long time to get right and he had a great patient owner,. He got a fall at Christmas and it put us back a long time but touch wood he is there and doing well now. We'll see how he is tomorrow and he's entered up next week so we'll see. He'll jump a hurdle later on.
Fairyhouse Mon, 23rd Sep, 2019
Bigger And Better I'm delighted for the horse and the owner. He's a great man and he had the patience to stick with him,. We had a lot of issues, and a lot of bad luck with him, but touch wood he's well and firing now. Hopefully he can keep going for another while. The last day in Listowel I think he was a bit lethargic and idle, he dropped back to last and came home flying. Whereas today he carried him and it was the same in Gowran. It was just one of those days, maybe it was the track and maybe he was just a bit lethargic. I'd say they were two alright ones though.