Galway Mon, 27th Jul, 2020
Blue For You We hoped he'd run well but obviously others appeared to be in better form coming into the race. He had to improve from his first run but we were optimistic he'd handle the ground when the rain came as his dam won in Cork the same day Harzand won his maiden and the ground was very soft. It did look unlikely in the dip and he is still a big raw horse. He toughed it out well and has shown a good attitude and hopefully he'll be up to Stakes level. Dad stayed away but might appear at some stage during the week, maybe tomorrow.
Bellewstown Sat, 4th Jul, 2020
Important Message The last time he ran over two-and-a-half he got there too soon and on the heavy ground didn't get home. We were holding him up to get the two-and-a-half but obviously he gets it well on good ground. He's a lazy bugger at home but he was on his toes today so I thought he was going to be a bit keen and fresh. He had a little break and I think that's helped him freshen up. I think he's a horse that would run better fresh. He'll go on soft but he doesn't want heavy ground. He could also be a horse that could go to Dundalk or Wolverhampton as he has an attractive Flat mark. The way he stayed there I think two miles on the Flat would be perfect for him. He actually ran here on the Flat last year, and we really fancied him, but he got struck into turning for home and threw in the towel. I have him entered back here in the two miler next Wednesday and I was thinking coming near the line 'Danny go easy!' and save a bit. He didn't look to have a hard race there. I presume the handicapper is going to put him up a bit so we'll go again. Danny was over cutting timber for me recently and instead of paying him a few quid I said I'd give him the ride on something!
Limerick Mon, 29th Jun, 2020
Wajaaha It was great to get it. He had a great draw today compared to a bad draw the last day at Roscommon. There might be something for him at Galway. The ground was perfect for him today; he handles a slight dig in it.
Curragh Sat, 13th Jun, 2020
Mutadaffeq I ran him in this race last year but he got trapped on the rail and never got a run. He's been in good old nick and obviously he won the last day, over fences in Clonmel. I thought he had an each-way chance coming here and I'm delighted with that. I thought he was going to be well beat and then thought he was going to win well and then he nearly got beat again!