He is a horse I really like. He had a few issues during the first half of last season, but he ran a very good race at Chepstow on debut for us. I thought he would win next time, but I was concerned about the ground and we stupidly ran when it was way too quick for him. Everybody has always liked him in the yard, there is plenty to improve on and I hope he can go and win his novice hurdle first time out in the Autumn and then hopefully go onto bigger and better things. He gives us the impression he could.
p2p.ie analysis: Checkitout made a very promising debut at Loughanmore when finishing third to The Very Man in a competitive four-year-old maiden. The Denis Murphy-trained runner travelled well throughout and tracked the leaders from flag fall before progressing to lead from the penultimate fence only to be just headed on the run to the final obstacle where he ran on gamely where there was a further 10 lengths back to the four placed horse. The son of Salutino is from the family of the promising grade one winner Black Op as well as 16-time winner Balthazar King. Checkitout is a very exciting youngster that is bred to develop into a smart sort on the track and could have a lot to offer to new connections.