Clonmel Tue, 19th Jan, 2021
Magic Daze She is a lovely mare, did it very well and while that probably wasn't her ideal ground, it was great to see her go out and do it. She jumped brilliant and is a real chaser in the making and I'm just delighted to win with her. Riding arrangement-wise I'm not sure what way the Robcour runners are at the moment and Robbie (Power) rode a winner for us recently in those colours. We'll see how it unfolds.
Dundalk Fri, 15th Jan, 2021
Mosala he deserved that, to be fair to him, as he's after running well in defeat on his last couple of runs. The step up in trip obviously suited him and he's a horse that could even get a little bit further in time. He's not your typical Kodiac, he's a big scopey horse that goes a trip. I'm sure he'll even jump a hurdle in time and he's in the right hands for that. It's nice to get a winning bracket for them.
Tramore Fri, 1st Jan, 2021
Minella Escape he was a little bit unlucky the first day - he was off for a bit before Navan and I wonder did that just catch him out. He is a lovely horse, he won his point-to-point well and the way he jumped there you'd be looking forward to a fence with him in time. I'm really happy with him and I'm delighted for the Halsalls (owners).
Leopardstown Mon, 28th Dec, 2020
A Plus Tard I knew Rachael (Blackmore) said to me before hand that she was going to sit upsides in front (on Minella Indo), and she was only a couple of lengths ahead of me so I wasn't worried. I sat away and had Paul Townend in front of me (on Allaho) and he (A Plus Tard) was pinging fences. When I gave him a squeeze after jumping the second last, he picked up and he galloped right to the line. After the back of the last I did (think I was going to get there). It was brilliant and I'm absolutely over the moon. I can't thank Henry de Bromhead enough - it's my first Grade One winner and my first winner for him. This lad had a real, live chance. There were a few questions about whether he stayed or not but he definitely stayed anyway. It was some finish, he was brilliant. He stayed really well and it was a super ride from Darragh. It was unfortunate with Minella Indo but he seems okay which is the most important thing and Rachael seems okay. It's very frustrating but I'm delighted for A Plus Tard, for Darragh and for Cheveley Park. It was a brilliant ride from Darragh, he was very cool on him. I said it to Chris Richardstown about Darragh and he was very happy after Rachael decided to go with Minella Indo. He's an up-and-coming young rider and we were delighted to get him. He stayed on really well in the end. I thought he was staying on in the Ryanair last season and he definitely stayed on really well there. He won a Grade 1 here over two-one last year and now he's won over three miles. H