Dundalk Fri, 12th Jan, 2018
Bluesbreaker it wasn't undeserved. He ran a blinder here over five before Christmas, and then we took the blinkers off here the last day over a mile but he was still a bit too keen. We dropped him back to five tonight and he was brilliant. That's his fourth win and the fourth time Rory has won on him so he definitely has the key to him. He'll tip away here and is a big, fat horse and hard to get fit. Cork in April is going to be his main aim as he grows an extra leg on soft ground. He just gets away with the all-weather here. We have to keep tipping away here just to maintain his fitness.
Downpatrick Fri, 13th Oct, 2017
Alterno He loved it there. The ground was too heavy in Gowran for him and he missed the third last which you can't do that there,. In heavy ground he just didn't get back into it but he still ran a good race. It was a higher-rated race and they were 7lbs higher horses. He loves to be in charge and that boy gave him a super ride. He did everything he was told. I was confident. He likes it here and if you like it here you have a chance of going in again. If we get another race like that he could go for it but he could certainly jump a fence as well, he's a big horse. We wouldn't bother with very deep ground anymore. We let him off last winter and he went to Dundalk but he wasn't mad about Dundalk.
Dundalk Fri, 29th Sep, 2017
I Can Fly He's a horse with a lot of natural talent. He can be a little bit tricky at times but it's nice to get him back to winning ways. He loves that surface and hard ground is what he needs.
Galway Tue, 19th Sep, 2017
Dawn Choir Maybe the last day in Killarney we thought she was a small bit disappointing but she still ran well,. All her runs she has been there or thereabouts and got the head in front today and is after improving an awful lot. We'll see how she comes out of this and today was the plan to win the maiden. We'll make a plan again in the next few days and hopefully she'll get a run in again in the next few weeks. . That's her ground and she's a very well bred filly. That's Declan's first winner for me.
Gowran Park Sat, 16th Sep, 2017
Laganore She's been very good. Luck just didn't go her way but she's a right good mare and for the boys who own her she's worth a right few pounds now as a broodmare so it's worked out grand,. She's been promising to do that for an age. She loves that ground and that's what Colin said. She's in good order and you couldn't be happier with her. I'll have a chat to the owner now and see what he says but today was important. We were a long time waiting all year. She didn't get the rub of the green there but sure today was great and it's worked out well. I couldn't see her staying in training next year as they'll want to breed from her. I doubt it very much but I'll chat with Maurice and see what he says but I doubt it. To get today out of the way was the really important thing and we'll see were we go. You'd be happy with her after that and there is not too much more we can do with her now.