Navan Sun, 24th Nov, 2019
Fury Road they were calling it yielding on Friday morning so we said we'd take our chance. But when all the rain came and it went yielding to soft we said we'll leave him (Abacadabras) alone and not pull the legs out of him at this stage of his career and keep him for the Royal Bond Hurdle next week.
Clonmel Thu, 14th Nov, 2019
Tactical Move It was great to win a bumper with him and I don't think we're going to go for a winners' bumper with him. He'll go straight hurdling now and will go chasing then next season. It's not normally what we do but he missed last year and we only got to run him once. He is a horse I want to get out over fences sooner rather than later. We're trying to fit bumper horses from last year into hurdles and get them all going and get the season going.
Down Royal Fri, 1st Nov, 2019
Fury Road A big couple of days for Keith Donoghue and he showed there that if he has the ammunition he is good enough, . He's a great man over a jump and always was. We thought he was a machine in his bumpers but we had to give him an operation. I'd say a trip looks very good for him. He looked comfortable the whole way. He could go for a three miler over Christmas and could drop back to two and a half. He's a good horse.
Wexford Mon, 28th Oct, 2019
Champagne Classic He won well and 'Puppy' said he loves that ground,. They went a good gallop and that suited him. I think he's going to go for the Drinmore now after that. He jumped well and did everything well. He had a fitness advantage there on a few of them. Puppy was happy and said he travelled well.
Fairyhouse Sat, 12th Oct, 2019
Champagne Classic Jack was very impressed with him and said he jumped brilliant. He said he'd come on from it and could even go further,. He still qualified for the likes of the four-mile chase at Cheltenham and they will be the races he'll be going for. Flawless Escape galloped off okay. He was going to win well anyway. Obviously he could go for the Drinmore but we'll mind him anyway. Obviously he's had his few injuries and he might even go straight for that. He didn't do anything wrong last year. The plan was to go to the four-mile chase and he pulled a muscle, and we just couldn't get there, so we just decided to pull the plug on him for the year.
Listowel Fri, 13th Sep, 2019
Janet's Charm She's a half-sister to Bellshill and that win makes her a valuable broodmare. Danny (Mullins, son of winning trainer Mags) thought she had improved from her first run and it is a pedigree which wants a trip,. I thought she idled in front and when she goes over hurdles over a trip she could improve again. She is only four and Bellshill improved as he got older so they could have a lot of fun with her. She might possibly get black-type over hurdles.
Wexford Sat, 7th Sep, 2019
Put The Kettle On I'm delighted for everyone involved in the syndicate and we are having some run with her and she is a lovely mare. She jumped brilliant, Hugh was great on her and just at the last two she landed a bit funny after them but that was it. We might have a look at the black-type chase at Tipperary in early October with her next.
Killarney Thu, 22nd Aug, 2019
Act In Time It's great for Mark to get back with a winner and he has been in with me for the past month or so. He was in getting fit and it's great to give him a winner,. This horse has only won three times and the three times have been around here so he likes the place and he won this race last year. He will go to Listowel next for the same race as he slipped up in last year - he would have been better off falling in it as he tried to save himself and gave himself a wrench. It's great to get him back.
Ballinrobe Mon, 12th Aug, 2019
Clear Left She's been very frustrating but we left off the hood and put on the tongue-tie today,. These races (for horses that have been unplaced up to now) are a great initiative as they give the likes of her a chance. Today could have been the end of the road if things didn't happen. It's testament to Denis' patience (owner Denis Hannon), as I've been telling him for a long time that I thought she was nice.
Kilbeggan Sat, 10th Aug, 2019
Brog Ahaon He was knocking at the door for a long time and I have to thank his owner Michael Hanrahan for keeping the horse with me and I'm delighted to train a winner for him,. We fancied him today and Sean was quickly away on him and that was the plan We'll look for a novice race next.