Irish Examiner - Racing - - CHELTENHAM PREVIEW 2017 -

Con­cus­sion mon­i­tor­ing in rac­ing: “They’re fairly strict on it. I felt fine my­self but ob­vi­ously I was just a bit slower than I should have been and they weren’t go­ing tak­ing any chances and it’s for the best re­ally. The last thing you want is a head in­jury.”

On Twit­ter abuse: “I wouldn’t take any no­tice of it when I do get it. I’d be flick­ing through it and would read it no prob­lem. It just doesn’t bother me at

On work­ing at Cul­len­tra House: “You’re work­ing with great horses the whole time. It def­i­nitely makes the job a lot eas­ier. There’s great staff in Gor­don’s as well. There’s al­ways a good vibe around the place. It’s great craic and I wouldn’t swap it for any­thing else. Gor­don is just a great trainer. He knows that ev­ery horse isn’t the same. They’re not ma­chines. They each have their own way and he works around that and treats ev­ery horse dif­fer­ent.”

On be­ing in­de­pen­dent so young: “My friends were do­ing their mocks last week for the Leav­ing Cert and I was in work. It’s a big dif­fer­ence.”

WATCH Jack’s un­be­liev­able re­cov­ery on Bilko in Thurles on Jan­uary 19. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=n3UB2p6OpBs

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