Navan Sat, 14th Mar, 2020
Barbary Master He's a nice horse and he stays really well. I'm looking forward to him next year over hurdles. Being by Presenting you sort of wondered about the ground but I felt he stayed so well that he probably handled the ground pretty well. Eoin is great value for the 7lb claim.
Naas Sun, 8th Mar, 2020
Cap York I rode him the last day and the blinkers today just brought out a bit of sharpness in him and he was much improved. I couldn't have imagined how well things have gone and I'm just very grateful to Mr Meade and Gigginstown for continuing to put me up. I have nothing confirmed yet for Cheltenham but hopefully I might pick up something yet. He has loads of ability but he can get himself out of a race and just switch off a bit. I told Eoin to try and get away quick and give him plenty of encouragement and he did. Davy Russell rode him to win a three-mile hurdle in Navan last year and at no stage was he going to win and yet he did win. He ran in Cheltenham last year and has run in plenty of good races. He stays well. That's his first win over fences so it's a nice race to break his duck. The obvious race to go now is the Irish National and I'd say that's where he'll go.
Gowran Park Sat, 7th Mar, 2020
Future Proof At last! He'll run in handicaps somewhere now and will go back on the Flat at some stage. I can't believe it took him so long to win one. We had it in our minds to hold him up today and come late but he ended in front before we planned.