Dundalk Wed, 20th Nov, 2019
Yuften He’s a straight forward horse in this class. He had a bad draw but still had the class. Hopefully nobody claims him and we can run him again here on Friday (in another claimer).
Curragh Sat, 28th Sep, 2019
Make A Challenge He’s improving all season and is showing more and more gears all the time. A lot of people were questioning why we were going back to five and not claiming. I thought we would claim at York in two weeks’ time in the 100 grand handicap over six and that will be him done for the season then. Today was his first day at five and I wasn’t shocked (with the performance) to be honest. He did well to get up the hill in Galway over seven! I’d be hoping he’ll be a Listed horse next year. All my staff deserve the credit. He was tricky in stalls early in the season and they all had great patience. Jamie Joyce did a lot of work with him and Joe Doyle is as good as any professional and will ride a lot of mine going forward. He’s a super worker and great with all the younger staff. He’s a great help to me.
Galway Tue, 17th Sep, 2019
Bashiyr He did it nicely, he is a genuine horse and Chris gave him a good confident ride,. The ground is testing and some of the horses were struggling out there but he battled well. We'll find another race of similar calibre next, maybe over 1m2f. I always say that if a horse wins over a mile on soft ground up the hill at Galway, they will definitely get 1m2f.