Fairyhouse Mon, 24th Sep, 2018
Ducky Mallon he's such a gentleman at home and he's such brilliant athlete when he comes to the races. I asked him (Redmond) not to go for him suddenly and to step up the pace once he saw the straight and to slowly step up the pace. He did and he was basically increasing his pace right up until the death. The jockey did as he was asked. I bred him myself and Handsome Maverick is his half-brother, who was very unlucky in the last race (when a close third), so we almost had a double. There is a six (furlongs race) in Cork for this lad on October 3rd and he'll definitely go for that.
Roscommon Mon, 3rd Sep, 2018
Greenpanda She was left a little wide which was no harm as when she gets crowded she is inclined to put the head up but it worked out great and he gave her a peach of a ride. She was due her turn and had been banging on the door and had been very genuine this year. We thought she had a few issues last year but she has been trying hard and a few days she led she just didn't get home. She took a lead today and it worked out perfect for her. She'll go for something similar next.
Ballinrobe Tue, 28th Aug, 2018
Gypsy Island She's a proper one. Joey Casey bought her at the sales and he was tipping away with her at home with the thought of going point-to-pointing but then he sent her to me to go to the track and we have her between us. She's a nice filly and to be honest she's one of the best horses I have at the moment. Anything she's done at home she's done very well. She worked with Peregrine Run up the Vic (gallop) last week and she worked all over him. We'll see how she is and she's only four. If she's not sold she might go to one of the Listed bumpers, maybe the one at Gowran. It looked a very competitive race and it was won by Getaway Katie Mai last year and she went on and won the Aintree bumper. We won't rush her back. If she's not right we'll let her freshen up and aim for something again.
Leopardstown Thu, 16th Aug, 2018
Ducky Mallon We went in and then came out a bit but I thought he kept him fairly straight,. We've run him four times in the last few weeks which seems an awful lot. I used to look after this horse and run him every four weeks. He's turned out very nicely and we're very happy the way he fought back today. Obviously six furlongs around here is a trip he likes. I know he's not young but maybe he'll be back next year. The young lad gave him a lovely ride. I asked him not to go for him quick but to start it up slowly and to be fair he did. He did a nice job.