Tramore Fri, 31st May, 2019
Rathnaleen Tou She had a very good run the last day and improved from it. I fancied her here today but handicaps are handicaps and we fancied one yesterday but didn't get any luck in running. I'm delighted for her owner John Moylan, he is a gentleman and I have the filly about two and a half months. The horses are running well and it's nice to get one on the board. She is in on Monday at Listowel and we'll see how she is after this.
Punchestown Wed, 1st May, 2019
Zero Ten We're delighted and it's a great pot for this series,. It's brilliant for the middle market at the sales and it's going to create huge interest at the upcoming stores sales this year. He's a very versatile horse and I'd imagine we'll keep him on the go for the rest of the summer and he might end up at the Galway festival. The Mees' season kind of revolves around Galway and I'd say we'll be mapping a route to there. Where he'll pitch up I'm not so sure. He's a point-to-point winner so chasing is another option but he's a very versatile horse. He won his bumper around there and I'd say he'd have the gears if we went the Flat route. I have about 15 horses for the track at the minute and it's great when you have horses like this to put your name up in lights on a big day like today.
Sligo Sun, 28th Apr, 2019
Shantou Warrior The (Fin & Feather) syndicate aren’t here unfortunately but they have been very loyal. There are ten in the syndicate and they are mostly fishermen. My son is a fisherman and he attracted all of them,.
Cheltenham Tue, 12th Mar, 2019
Beware The Bear That was lovely. Jeremiah McGrath gave him a lovely ride and he had a lovely time. It is nice to get one on the board as that settles everything down. We put them on (blinkers) on New Year’s Day. We’ve always made the running with him, or tried to do that. There was only six runners that day (New Year’s Day) and he got a soft lead. He normally goes up there, drops himself out and comes home with a rattle. We thought ‘let’s start where he normally puts himself’, so we started at the back and passed horses. He stayed well and he enjoyed that. He is not in the Grand National and you might wish you had put him in there now, but I would imagine we will have a look at something like the Scottish National or the bet365 at Sandown.
Leopardstown Mon, 4th Mar, 2019
Zero Ten he met with a setback after the Galway win. It was a bit disappointing at the time as I thought we were going to miss our novice season. I'm delighted to get him back and the showed there that he hasn't lost anything with the time off. We'll look at the final of this series now. He's a point-to-point winner and the extra half mile in that should be right up his street.
Down Royal Tue, 29th Jan, 2019
Curious Times I thought he would have won before now. Ideally going over fences is what he was bought to do. We said this year we would try and get a wee bit more experience into him - a handful of runs and leave it at that. He's obviously better than a couple of runs he has shown. Decent ground is the key to him as well. JJ (Slevin) just said he thought that ground was probably as dead as he would want it. He's given him a good ride today, he has ridden him a couple of times. He's a big horse too so a wee bit of time is helping him as well. He's not entered in Cheltenham in any of the hurdles but he could be a horse for Ayr or Aintree or Punchestown. I'd imagine we would aim for something there and go over fences next year. He's a big, scopey horse. I was there the day we bought him and he was a handyish horse and that was one of the things we liked about him and he has done nothing but grow. He's still a lot of filling out to do. He's starting to get it together. The first two pulled well clear and there is a bit of form there with a couple of them. If you are going to have one coming to the last with you it was always going to be Gordon's (Elliott, Black Tears).