Tipperary Tue, 15th Sep, 2020
Na Caith Tobac I was nearly going to pull him out due to the quick ground, but all the lads said it was safe so we took a punt. It was too short for him over six at Fairyhouse and Rory Cleary (jockey then) said 'what are you doing?' and to step him up in trip on softer ground. We got away with the ground today, but he could improve again on softer ground. The owner (Philip Carney) was going to punt him and I told him that today was the day if he was going to back him: it wasn't that we thought he was a world-beater, but it was the right race. Hopefully he will win a few more and he jumps hurdles great.
Navan Sat, 5th Sep, 2020
Robin Des Sheikh He had been running well. He disappointed in Gowran and we put it down to the ground but I treated him for ulcers and he's about 30 kilos heavier now than he was then so I'd say he was just sick,. He ran a great race the last day in Dundalk. I'm glad I ran him here because otherwise he would probably have had to traipse up there all winter. If we get a taker for him he'll be sold as myself, the brother and the cousins own him. If there is any money for him he'll be gone but if not we'll hang on to him. He has a great stride and Luke said he couldn't pull him up. There might be a three-year-old handicap somewhere for him. We're delighted. It wasn't the best maiden but he's won it well.