Cork Sat, 11th May, 2019
Pilgrim Way He had two bad legs but he’s come right now. They have done a good job on the ground and that’s what he wants. Frank McNulty (owner) has been very patient and it’s great that he’s got his reward. If the ground dries too much we’ll give him a break but there is a race in Tipperary (on May 23) that he could go for if the ground is alright. He’s had one run over fences before and eventually that’s where he will be heading. He travels fierce well but if he hits the front he thinks he’s enough done and Sean said the mistake early in the straight actually helped him as he’d have landed in front if he’d winged it.
Wexford Fri, 5th Apr, 2019
Darver Star That was grand. The last day here over two miles was just too sharp for him. This looked the ideal step-up for him. I thought he wasn't too badly handicapped but that wasn't a bad race today. He won well in the end and he'll jump a fence in time. He had some leg trouble before I got him so he might need an ease in the ground. I don't know if he'll stay going for the summer, we'll wait and see.
Clonmel Thu, 28th Feb, 2019
Reine Fee She did it well and he gave her some run down the inner - he wasn't giving away an inch!. She was always knocking on the door about doing something like that and had a good run the last day. It looked a good opportunity today and I'm delighted to win with her. She'll run in something similar next and we won't be getting too excited yet.
Leopardstown Sun, 3rd Feb, 2019
Sassy Diva It was her first run in a handicap and she’d run in some small fields but luckily she had the class to get through it. Donagh is a real cool rider and rides with plenty of confidence. Like myself he went through the Tony Martin school!. I was delighted with the ground as she has a real low action, and if we can get it like that all the time (for her) it would be great. I was delighted he (the handicapper) gave her the mark before we saw Honeysuckle again. I have seven in training at the minute. The horses are running well and we had a second at Down Royal the other day. I’d love to go chasing with her and I’d say this time next year she could be going to stud. She’s done her pelvis before so we’ve had to be careful with her.
Fairyhouse Sat, 26th Jan, 2019
Dylrow Danny's mother and father rode winners in those colours for my father. That's Danny's first winner in those colours so I'm delighted. The horse was good. I said to Danny 'take your time on him' as there would probably be a bit of pace on. The last day when he hit the front he looked around so I said to take your time and he certainly did. We were just saying that he's only rated 102 over hurdles. He's 116 today (over fences) and he'll go up to 120's now so 102 over hurdles might be something to think about. He is a chaser, you can see the way he jumps, he's brilliant over a fence but we could come back here at the end of February for a little hurdle race.
Gowran Park Thu, 24th Jan, 2019
Allez Kal She's run a couple of nice races lately and she's improved for it. She actually has the Gowran colours so it's the day for it,. It's great to have a winner any day but I suppose today is more special. She probably likes it a bit testing for her style of running. They might get away from her a little bit on better ground. In saying that she ran well on the Flat over a mile-and-three one day so she's not as slow as she looks at times!. Hopefully she's not finished over hurdles.
Fairyhouse Tue, 15th Jan, 2019
Dylrow It was a bit of a surprise to be honest,. The last day he ran in Tramore the ground was horrible and Andrew said he appreciated the good ground today. He's a fine big horse but he just has his days and we caught him on a good day today. I was half thinking of not running because of the ground but in fairness to Andrew he said 'let him take his chance'. I suppose when the rain comes it's going to be difficult to win in this country. We'll put him in a handicap and see what the handicapper gives him. He can't be too hard on him because that was for horses rated 116 or less over hurdles so he's not going to hammer him. Id say we'll put him in a handicap somewhere in the next two weeks before the rain comes because when it comes it will come. That's the first time those colours are in my name in the winner's enclosure. The first of many hopefully. My father died two years last November. I've no Rubi Light or Sublimity anymore because I haven't got the funds he had!. It would be harder to buy them nowadays, it's getting very difficult. The amount of money they are spending is crazy but sure we'll tip away with what we have. I've only a couple in. The licence is up in February and I probably won't renew it. We had great days with my father but now I've no interest in training for anyone else. I might just renew the licence for the couple that I have or else I have Dermot McLoughlin there local to me and he could take over, I'll see.
Punchestown Mon, 31st Dec, 2018
Breesy Mountain He's a big lump of a horse with a big stride on him,. I thought there would be plenty of pace but there obviously wasn't. He was well schooled at home and Danny just made the running on him. It's grand when they win. He's a very tall lean horse so you wouldn't be running him too often and the ground is nice out there. His full-sister Sassy Diva wouldn't like it too heavy either. He'd like a bit of nice ground, he just would't want it bottomless. We were going to point him then we didn't and he has schooled over fences.