Leopardstown Wed, 27th Dec, 2017
Whiskey Sour I've never seen anything like it. Losing the other race in the stewards race, then Mengli Khan jumping out at the second last,. I thought at least then we'd be first, second and third going to the last and then the two of them fall individually. It was extraordinary stuff and I was just waiting for them to bring down our third runner and really cap the day. Whiskey Sour was definitely the fourth of ours coming into the race and he ends up winning it. It was just an extraordinary race. I said to David 'how did you miss all those horses' and he said 'it's lucky he's small'. He's probably the smallest horses in the card. It was a lucky win, end of story. The other two horses ran very well. Sharjah and Real Steel and they were probably lucky that Mengli Khan ran out. It was an extraordinary race and I don't know what to take from it.
Limerick Tue, 26th Dec, 2017
Lady In Lavender Rachael gave her a good ride — she's a good girl to ride there's no doubt about it. She never settled in Mallow and was unlucky: I don't know what happened, she's always free but we put a hood on her today and it settled her. They went a good gallop which was also a big help as well. She has a bit of foot though, and might prefer a bit of better ground. Her owner Conor O'Brien is a vet in Fermot and is flying overhead at the moment. He's coming home from Vienna and couldn't be here today. He said to me 'ye'll get on fine without me, I won't be riding her!
Gowran Park Sat, 25th Nov, 2017
Roja Dove I'm thrilled for the syndicate as much as anything as they're a good bunch of lads. They're from Maynooth and have leased her from Noel Doyle. Fingers crossed she goes on and her next run might be in a rated beginners' chase at Tramore in a few weeks time. It's grand to have her and she seems to be on a nice enough mark and hopefully we'll continue to have fun with her over the winter. I've been surprised with her, as from day one I've been thinking 'is this too good to be true?' as her homework and everything was good but it's great and fingers crossed she stays going.
Thurles Thu, 9th Nov, 2017
Solar Heat I think personally the ride, more than the 5lbs claim, made the difference and I think he did everything right and she jumped her heart out and you couldn't fault them. Barry has been second for us in the past and that's his first win for us. He's a good jockey and timed it well today. She is owned by the West To Easy Syndicate, which are brothers Michael and Louis Conway who are Galway and Dublin based.
Roscommon Mon, 25th Sep, 2017
Jer's Girl that's great and it's nice to have her back. She loved that ground and I had her fairly right for today. This was a nice place to start as she was still a maiden (on the flat) and she showed her class.