Listowel Mon, 3rd Jun, 2019
On The Fringe I was praying this rain wasn't going to come as he loves good ground and I think he's even fitter today than he was at Killarney as he has taken so long to get fit. He is 14 but at home he is showing us he is seven. I said to Frank Berry leaving the back straight 'we are cooked here' but fair play to Aine what a ride as she persevered and all the gaps came and a good jump at the last put it to bed. We'll never say never but we'll have a long summer to think about it (possible retirement).
Navan Mon, 18th Mar, 2019
Scoir Mear He’s been frustrating, and needs a few tweaks and massages between runs. We fancied him at Naas two runs back but he jumped desperate, and the last time in the Leinster National a few horses crossed him at the first and he was never travelling after that. He was a different horse today. He travelled sweetly all the way, although he did make a mistake at the middle fence down the back but he kept jumping well after that. I’m delighted that he’s back to form. A penalty for that win should put him into the Irish National and that’s probably where he’ll go now.