Fairyhouse Sun, 3rd Jan, 2021
Forza Milan He deserved to win something,. Looking at him there, I didn't think he was that slow, but he definitely wants trips. He just barely got away with today. Kevin said he was flat out for the last mile but he just kept galloping the same pace and jumped well when it mattered. He's after winning and being placed here a couple of times so I suppose the Irish National is going to be his aim. He ran so well in the Porterstown so it's the obvious thing to do. Another mile, when they'll be going a stride slower, will suit him. Kevin gave him a very good ride there. I'm delighted for the owners and the horse. I had the Kim Muir in my head, because he's well handicapped in England, but I wonder is he too slow looking at him there. He was placed in the 'four-miler' last year and maybe we'll go back for that. If he doesn't go to Cheltenham we could look at a national trial.
Clonmel Thu, 3rd Dec, 2020
Stand Off I felt if he got into a battle that he might come out on top because he does stay well and will get further than two miles. Nothing would be impressive on that sort of ground. We'll more than likely look for a handicap next and I don't think he wants the ground as heavy as that. This is all a bit of practice on the way to jumping fences and I think he'll be alright.
Fairyhouse Tue, 10th Nov, 2020
Rose Milan she was third staying on in her first run at Dromahane and the next day she was outclassed by a good mare of Damian Murphy’s. She pulled a muscle and was off for two months but has been in training for about eight months and was super fit. She’s honest and tough. I don’t know where we’ll go with her now. She’s owned and bred by a Waterford man Mark Walsh.