Down Royal Tue, 17th Mar, 2020
Monbeg Notorious He jumped great and Denis (O'Regan) gave him a good ride and dictated from the front,. He was coming back to a bit of life at home. His last run in the Leinster National had been better than he was running. They are all kind of old-timers, one beating the other. Sean (Flanagan) said Jury Duty just hated that ground. It's just so hard to place those horses with that sort of a rating.
Cheltenham Fri, 13th Mar, 2020
Chosen Mate He definitely could win a graded race. I said if you can get him in a rhythm over his first four fences he will win. Thankfully he won. Robbie Power was going to ride him, but then Davy decided he wanted to ride him and I’m thrilled he rode him, as he is a brilliant jockey and I’m lucky to have him.
Cheltenham Thu, 12th Mar, 2020
Sire Du Berlais I didn’t care, both of them ran well and the horses are running out of their skin. He won it a bit easier than last year, the blinkers help him travel that bit better. I’ll have to talk to the owners and see what he does next. The Storyteller ran a brilliant race too and had no excuses. I’d imagine we could look at Punchestown for both.
Cheltenham Wed, 11th Mar, 2020
Envoi Allen He was our best chance of the week. Everyone was here to see him and he did everything he needed to do. He jumped, he stayed and when he got to the front, he did what he had to do. He was bit tired after the race and knows he had a race today. Davy said they went a proper gallop and he showed how good he is. When he swung off the home turn I thought he was too far out of his ground, but listen both our horses ran great races, Easywork in second and him winning — it was brilliant. He was our big runner of the week, so there was big pressure on us. I have to discuss it with the owners, but we will enjoy today and see what happens. He was bought to be a three-mile chaser and that’s all I’m saying. I’d imagine Punchestown will now be the plan. It wasn’t an easy decision (to go for this race over the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle), but thankfully it worked out right.
Cheltenham Tue, 10th Mar, 2020
Ravenhill It’s brilliant — Jamie gave him a great ride. I was worried about him staying, so we said we’d hunt away. I’m very lucky to have Jamie riding for me — he’s a star. He travelled brilliantly and I’m absolutely thrilled to have a winner after hitting the crossbar a couple of times. He’ll go straight to the Irish Grand National now.