Punchestown Wed, 17th Oct, 2018
Conron I'm delighted with him. He's just been crying out all summer for a big galloping track,. He'll stay further next year. He might get another couple of runs, I wouldn't run him this year on very heavy ground. He'll go away for the winter and come back in the spring. Next summer he'll go two-and-a-half. He's still very babyish. Robbie had to ride him into the hurdles all the way down the back. He stayed on really well and jumped super. He made one mistake early on, they went quick and I'd say he was just inexperienced. He's getting there, he's a big horse.
Gowran Park Mon, 15th Oct, 2018
Neverushacon he went three miles here the last day over hurdles and got very tired but he was up for that today. I’ve never seen him travel so well in a mile and six race, and when he was second in the Ulster Cesarewitch he never travelled at all but just ground it out and got headed. He’s now won a hurdle race, a steeplechase and a Flat race this year. He’s some fun horse and we’ll keep going until the ground gets heavy. I’ll try and find something for him as quick as possible.
Gowran Park Sat, 6th Oct, 2018
Woodland Opera Robbie said the couple of runs over hurdles have sharpened him up a lot,. He went three miles the last time so Robbie said 'I can jump out and make it and make them come to me'. I said you were very brave at the last and he said 'I didn't know how near they were'. I said to him 'if you'd fallen you were going to go from here to Carlow before you stopped'. We'll keep him going, I'm not sure quite where, as long as the ground is good. I haven't a clue where he'll go as I didn't exactly expect to win this. He'll get a break during the winter and will go out. I made him run all through the winter as a younger horse and now I'm getting sense. He'll go three miles on that ground because he wasn't stopping today.
Fairyhouse Mon, 24th Sep, 2018
Still Standing Colm said he got in a muddle in the Curragh when he was drawn very wide and nothing went right for him and then he got a bump. He's only dossing there; as soon as he hits the front his ears are pricked and then the horses came and he goes again, then he thinks he's done enough. We'll probably step him up a mile-and-a-half and he'll make a nice staying horse for next year. We could look at the Naas November Handicap or the October Handicap at Leopardstown.