Gowran Park Sat, 27th Jul, 2019
Long Arm He's a nice horse and obviously the pedigree speaks for itself. As you can see he's very much a work in progress. We expect him to be a 12 furlong horse in time. They didn't go much of a gallop there and you could see the greenness. It's not ideal beating yourself but that's life and I've given the other horse plenty of chances. It was a nice race to start this horse in. He's handled the ground, Steph likes soft. He's always been good and honest at home. I'd like to think he has a nice future ahead of him but he's one that we won't kill at three. We just have to look after him and go gently gently but it's a good start.
Leopardstown Fri, 17th May, 2019
Geological I don’t know how to explain how I felt last Friday. Thankfully Stephen (Mooney) was back riding out during the week and he might get his just desserts on Sunday. We have this lad in at Naas over a mile with a 6lb penalty and Stephen will claim 7lb. The horse is in great order and Colin has given him a peach. His last two rides for me have been winners and you can see why he was champion jockey. The ground is actually on the slow side of good tonight and he’s better on quicker ground. Hopefully it will be Naas on Sunday and then on to Limerick for the race he won last year. In fairness to Rory Cleary he came in after riding him one night in Dundalk over the winter and said he needed something done on his wind. We got a little job done and he’s definitely feeling the better of it.