Cork Wed, 16th Sep, 2020
A Step Too Far Five-in-a-row, not even the great Kerry team did that!. She has been unbelievable and we thought we were near the bottom of the well today but she ground it out and I still can't believe it. I thought Adam gave her an unbelievable ride, she relaxed under him and when they headed her, he didn't go for her until he really had to. It was a super ride and she is a super horse. I was in Dundalk when she first ran at Dundalk and finished fourth and the horses around her were all rated in the 80s. Things didn't work out for her after that and maybe a change of yard has helped her come back to herself. Usually we get a horse and try to get them to adapt to our way of training but we had to adapt to her and have found the key to her now. I don't know how far she can go but long-term we're looking at next year with her. We'll give her an entry in the Joe McGrath Handicap in ten days time and will see.
Navan Sat, 5th Sep, 2020
A Step Too Far The dream continues! We actually believed she could win today. She has so much raw speed that horses have to work hard to get to her,. She had eight stone on her back and on the climb in the last two furlongs it just told today. We were standing beside the handicapper there and he just started laughing! So I don't know what he's going to do to us now. Four in a row in this country is a big achievement. Since we started leading her down to the start she hasn't been boiling over. We train her a bit different now because she's just wired at home. We have a handle on her. Four weeks ago we had an eye on the Joe McGrath towards the end of the month so she'd be entitled to go and have a crack there. We've had great fun with her. That was a fair step up today but she just has so much raw pace that she's able to tank along. She has a high cruising speed and other horses have to struggle to get to her, especially in a sprint. It seems to have fallen that way that we've got sprinters. We haven't had any mile or mile-and-a-half horses. They just haven't been sent to us, it'll happen some day.
Bellewstown Wed, 26th Aug, 2020
A Step Too Far We were in two minds whether to turn out tomorrow but we surely will now. She put up a good performance there. I was just a bit afraid of the ground but I walked it earlier and didn't think it was too bad. If it was good ground they wouldn't see which way she went here as she has a load of boot.