Leopardstown Thu, 18th Jul, 2019
Howling Wolf He's nice. His full-brother (Howling Ridge) dead-heated here last year and this lad has a much better mind,. I'd say he could step up to Listed or maybe even Group class. I think we'll go another step before he might be offered for sale. The Golden Fleece on Champions Day here could be an option. It might be a big step but we'll go home and rest on our laurels for a while. We might try and hold on to him. He has a very good mind and takes hard training no problem. We'll see how he goes with a half eye on that Champions Day race.
Killarney Wed, 17th Jul, 2019
Baby Zeus It's an easy thing to say but we always liked him. He could have been entered at the Curragh at the weekend but we said we'd come down here for the nice ground and it is all to do with his head. He is very very immature and we never start one off wearing a hood but he is wearing a hood as it works on him. Colin and Martin, our head man at home, ride him the whole time and he is a handful but he has taken this race like a pro and this is what it's all about. We know he has an engine but is not cooked yet and isn't ready but in a month's time he'll be ready. Ours improve anyway and he'll improve for that but today was all about his head and he is bred to be a stayer. It's a big thrill for his owner Ray Grehan too as he owned the dam and owns (a sister) Lagostovegas. He is a Galway man who lives locally and it's great to have a horse for him and they're after getting some thrill out of this.
Naas Wed, 26th Jun, 2019
Frosty Beach That was the plan. He rode her in Listowel and she just ran a bit keen with him. We agreed this time that he would take his time, get her switched off, get her to relax and ride her to come home. He's getting lots of practice winning these races and he's a very good young rider. His strike rate for me is pretty high.
Naas Mon, 29th Apr, 2019
I Am Superman He's a horse that we thought a lot of last year and we stuck him in the Irish Guineas,. Obviously he's a long way off running in a Guineas but he's making shapes of being a very nice horse. That was a very competitive handicap and he's gone and made them look like handicappers. Leigh said he didn't have any choice but to make the move that he made when he made it. He didn't fight with him, let him stride on and he said when he got to the front he switched off and was idling. We might run him in the Tetrarch at the Curragh and if he was to come through that we could maybe think about running him in the Guineas. It's a long way away and I don't want to sound like a lunatic saying he's a Guineas horse after winning a handicap but he's gone and won well and he's beat some decent horses. He furnished greatly over the winter and that's really stood to him. He was second first time out at the Curragh and after that his runs petered out. Second time out he was just a bit too enthusiastic here and on his third run he was as weak as a kitten. We probably shouldn't have run him and then we threw him away and it stood to him. He's an exciting horse to have.
Limerick Sat, 27th Apr, 2019
Geneticist He is a lovely horse who we bought at the Breeze-Ups last year. He had a little setback last year and kept getting a respiratory infection and we just gelded him and threw him out and forgot about him. It is paying dividends now as he is a horse with a bit of scope. He is a forward-going horse and wasn't drilled for the first day and we were over the moon with him when he finished second to what looked a good horse. He seems to have stepped up and improved and that ground wouldn't be for him as he has a lovely action. He looks an exciting sort of horse. We didn't get to buy any Breeze-Up horses at the last sale and this horse will now go as a wild-card to the Newmarket Horses In Training Sale next Friday. We'll turn him into cash and buy a couple of two-year-olds to keep the show on the road.