Down Royal Thu, 4th Feb, 2021
It's Only A Number We'll talk to Frank (Berry, McManus’ racing manager) and see where we might go with him, there's a race in Leopardstown on March 8th that might suit him,. Today he looked like he might get a bit further. Good to get a winner.
Limerick Mon, 28th Dec, 2020
Itsnotinit He stepped up in trip and it was probably a poor race and he wants that very deep ground. He did everything right and fair play to the owners who have had a lot of patience with him - he had trouble the whole way through and they stuck with him. He is a big chaser in the making and will stay over hurdles this season. Sean (O'Keeffe) and Bryan (Cooper) were in Leopardstown and that's Phillip's second ride for us and also a second winner - he previously won on My Club Colours in Punchestown.
Clonmel Thu, 3rd Dec, 2020
Crack On Corrie It was a long time coming for her and that's Danny's first winner for me; I think I'll have to employ him in the future,. Her family was good enough (a relative of Austin's own bred Danoli) and she might have enough racing when this season is over, although we have a lot of mares breeding at home and don't want any more.
Punchestown Sat, 14th Nov, 2020
Exciting Oscar He's not the easiest horse in the world to train but in fairness he did it well today. I don't know what happened to him in Clonmel the last day, whether he was sick of what, but we left him off afterwards. I said to Danny if we got a bit of prize money today we'd be delighted. His first run was a great run and I'd say he runs best fresh. The first four that day were good horses. I was disappointed with him after that but Danny said to me not to give up on him.
Punchestown Wed, 28th Oct, 2020
Latest Exhibition I'm relieved. It's our best horse and I wasn't nervous about winning I was nervous about a clean safe round of jumping,. Bryan had been thrilled with his schooling at home and said he jumps like a two-miler and is very fast through the air. It didn't suit early in the race that it was a bit like a handicap and Bryan just started schooling him then. He was delighted with him thereafter and to be honest if he went around with an ass he'd only just do that and only does what he has to. We'll be trying to avoid Envoi Allen and he might come back here in 18 days time for the Florida Pearl Chase. We'll see what happens with Envoi Allen first of all along with the other good novices. representing
Ballinrobe Sat, 17th Oct, 2020
Darrens Hope A beginners' chase is what I have in mind for her now, but we just wanted to try and win a maiden hurdle with her first,. I was a small bit worried coming here with the opposition she was facing. That was a good run she had in Listowel though, and she should be a good chaser as she’s already won a point-to-point.