Cork Sun, 9th Dec, 2018
Castlegrace Paddy It was a pity Andrew Lynch couldn't ride him as he'd all the schooling down with him but he got injured. I was delighted to get Paul to fill in. He wasn't jumping fluently in Punchestown and ran a bit flat but he's summered fierce well and was in great shape coming here. He's just a different horse this year. He'd a few problems last year but is all there now and has had no injuries. He was working out of this world and if we didn't win here we were going to struggle this year. He'll probably go to Leopardstown now at Christmas and if he performs well hopefully he can go on to Cheltenham in March. After that he suffers from allergies and that may have been his problem in Punchestown. When the growth starts, the pollen starts so we'll aim to have him at his peak in March. Paul said he would be better going left-handed. He handled that ground well but he seems to be versatile enough. Today Great Field came down and we were there to pick up the spoils. If he stayed up it would have been some race but you have to get you’re bit of luck as well.
Navan Sat, 8th Dec, 2018
Moskovite I’m delighted with that and the Hennellys have been good to me. This one’s full-sister was meant to go to Boulta tomorrow for a four-year-old mares. She was better than this one and better than (half-sister) Moyhenna but she got hurt during the week and will probably be retired for breeding,.
Punchestown Sat, 17th Nov, 2018
Chead Solas Tom gave him a good ride. He had a good run first time out and improved plenty from it. I'd say he's got a big engine,. He's a big horse, he's 16'2. He'll probably stay in bumpers and go novice hurdling next year. I suppose Leopardstown is probably the obvious place to go. He'll have no problem on softer ground but it's nice and safe there.
Clonmel Thu, 15th Nov, 2018
Acronym He is now the winner of two bumpers as the horse who beat him the last day (Mount Pelier, in Wexford) is going to be disqualified (as his rider Conor McNamara also held an apprentice jockeys' license). He's a grand horse and he'll go jumping hurdles now. He'll be a nice horse for the future.
Thurles Thu, 8th Nov, 2018
Under Surveillance I thought she'd win when she was brought down the last day at Roscommon but we got our go. I might give her a break now and she wants further. She'll be back early in the spring with a bit of a cut in the ground.
Cork Sun, 4th Nov, 2018
Buttons And Bows She is a lovely filly and I trained her mother to win five races and she was actually our 500th winner at the time. She won her maiden hurdle so we won't get too excited and will move along from here and see what's coming up. She likes a cut in the ground. I wasn't really surprised myself she won as she was going very well at home but I didn't know what we'd meet today. She is a brilliant jumper and is stronger than her mother. It's great to win a race for J.P. and he bought her mother after she won a flat race and she won a maiden hurdle for him at Listowel.
Down Royal Fri, 31st Aug, 2018
Run For Mary I'm delighted for the owners, the Solwhit connections. It's great to get back again with them. She's improving away, she learned a lot from Limerick. She travelled much better today, she knew what racing was about today. She quickened well and I thought it was a good performance. They went a good, honest gallop and I thought she won it well. She had to come around them as well. She had a nice bit to do four furlongs out. She'll probably jump a hurdle I'd say. She obviously wants good ground so if the ground stays good she'll run away. She could get black type at some stage.
Killarney Sat, 25th Aug, 2018
Bobsfirth I bought him to sell him initially and we really liked him but he disappointed as a four and five-year-old as he was weak. I thought today's race would cut up to only a few winners but we couldn't see Willie Mullins' (Yukon Lil) being beaten really but said we'd give it a shot. I'm delighted and we can still go for a winners of one and might do that or sell him. We have options now whereas last year I was pulling my hair out with him!