Dundalk Fri, 22nd Nov, 2019
Pillar it was great. He got 4lb for being second here last time and I thought for a horse in that type of grade he might be in trouble. Conor gave him a great positive ride. I just told him to jump out, I knew Ty Rock Brandy was drawn low and she can dominate, so I told him to go to the front and let him go hard. That's exactly what he did and he said got a breather into him before he turned in. He's a tough horse. He's a great fun horse. He belongs to Sean Gallagher and it's great to get another winner for him. Hopefully the handicapper won't be too hard on him.
Dundalk Wed, 20th Nov, 2019
Geological He’s getting better with age. We nominated him for Dubai and he was off 90 today so we’ll see what happens. He’s never actually looked this well during the winter season up here. His coat is immaculate and his confidence is up. Vanessa gets some tune out of him and we always said he loved the women!. Before his hundredth start he’d never won two in a row and he’s won three in a row now. This horse has done so much for us and is part of the family at this stage. Vanessa is with Jack Davison but she rides work for us. She is a great kid and we will be using plenty more of her up here over the winter. We could come here once more before Christmas but if Dubai is on the cards we could go straight there. It’s up in the air at the moment.
Dundalk Fri, 1st Nov, 2019
Geological What a horse, that's another 25 grand race!. When he's rated below 80 he's lethal and with Vanessa's 10lb claim that brought him below 80 again. What a servant, that's his 12th win. What more can I say and he's going to keep going here all winter. Vanessa said he absolutely tanked to the start and in better form than he was the last night. We've always tried to qualify him for Lingfield but it's just never happened. Maybe this year we'll have a go at it again and we'll see what happens. The horse is in great form and we'll keep tipping away. You could see there tonight with Colin (on Gordon Lord Byron) taking him on and Vanessa using her head. She's a very very good rider and she's one of the best apprentices I've seen. She keeps horses balanced, she doesn't complicate it and she has a good head on her shoulders.
Dundalk Fri, 18th Oct, 2019
Geological What a horse! It was brought to my attention around Laytown time that he was getting close to his 100th start,. Laytown didn't go to plan so we said we'd try and get him ready to win on his 100th start. Vanessa is local to us and has started to come in and ride work. It's worked out well. We thought her 10lb would come in handy and he's won twice before for girls so we thought we'd give it a go. That's the third jockey he's given a first winner to as well. He's some servant — he's just deadly. We'll keep him going for the winter here now and try and pick up more money. He's only seven so there is still plenty to come and we'll crack away here.
Dundalk Fri, 18th Oct, 2019
Long Arm He's a half-brother to Who's Steph and it's patience, patience with him,. He had a real bad stone bruise about a week or so after he won in Gowran and we just couldn't shift it, it took forever. He's a nice person of a horse! We took our time with him and I thought he was nearly finished as I wasn't sure whether this place was going to be riding well enough for us or not. The last few weeks when we started back I said 'right that's riding well enough' so we put him in, got a mark said we'd have a look at this race and then put him away to next year. We'll let him go baby steps next year. It was a nice performance and with another winter under his belt he might just be a nice horse, he's well related.