Galway Fri, 31st Jul, 2020
Convara We don't know would he have won or not the last day and I'd say he lost his confidence after Tipperary. He was a brilliant jumper of a fence and has improved for fences, but today is as bad as he has jumped. I'll keep him going in those small field novice chases and hope to pick up prize money and we'll see what happens; he might also jump better with a lead. I thought the ground might have been plenty heavy for him, but he said he handled it well.
Tramore Sat, 25th Jul, 2020
Fairytale Bliss She was third first time out. She is a very hot filly and the last day we hadn't killed her with work and she probably needed the run more than we thought. We would never have said she was a 'good thing' today but she has improved from her last run and kept at it well. I've no plan for her now. She is tricky enough, she is light-framed and takes a bit of minding. We will take our time with her. We have twelve in at the moment, a mixture of horses for the Flat and the jumps. None of them are going to Galway, it's too competitive for me there, I prefer the country tracks.
Killarney Wed, 15th Jul, 2020
Raphael he was very keen and half ran-away the last two runs. I put a different bridle on him today and Stephen (Mooney) gets on with him. He gave him a good ride the first day he rode him in Navan and today they had a nice draw and he bucked out really well. I knew the ground would really suit him today and there's a 0-90 for him in Galway and might run in it now. On his day he is a good horse but had his problems and bled during the winter when he probably wasn't in love with the all-weather surface.
Curragh Sun, 28th Jun, 2020
Njord You would have to be delighted with that, a first time going a mile and a quarter. I thought Shane gave him a pretty ballsy ride. He sat nearly last and came up around them. He loved it and does like a bit of juice in the ground.