Sligo Tue, 18th Jun, 2019
Hayyel She’s done everything right in her four runs. I’m delighted to get a win for the Rogers family because they are great supporters of my pre-training business and we go back a long way. My dad was apprenticed to Anthony’s great grandfather back in the 1930’s. He was in Crotanstown when Jack Rogers trained the five classic winners in 1935. She’ll be a handicapper at a mile and two and a mile and a half. It’s great to get a win as she’s by Dark Angel out of a Galileo mare. Mark Gallagher rode her work last week and he said she’d like it good. I thought she wanted a cut in it but the ground this evening was no problem.
Curragh Fri, 24th May, 2019
Sonaiyla she got knocked down twice the last day but still ran well, and the time before that there seemed to be an awful draw bias at Naas so she’s been a bit unlucky. It’s lovely to come here and win a maiden with her. She had the bit of experience and Ronan is riding terrific. She can go back to handicaps now.
Cork Wed, 22nd May, 2019
Mount Fuji I'm delighted with him and they can be green, and he was green, and a little babyish,. We think he could be an Ascot two year old and whether or not we can get another race into him or not I'm not sure but he is a nice colt. Five or six furlongs is his trip and he is not short of speed. San Andreas is the only other Dark Angel runner I've had and he won as a two year old also.
Curragh Mon, 6th May, 2019
Shelir He did it very nicely and is still a horse with plenty to learn about racing. I was always confident over the last furlong that he was going to get there. He'll obviously appreciate a mile which he won over in Navan, and the logical thing is to come back here later this month for the Irish 2,000 Guineas. He was a little bit keen in the early part of the race and then settled. It's just his second start, and most of the other horses had a lot more experience than he had. He's a work in progress and I think there is a nice bit more to come from this horse. I purposely ran him over seven today just to see would he have the pace for a Guineas, and you saw there that he does and is entitled to run in the Irish Guineas and represent us well. He could well be a mile and a quarter horse in time.