Bellewstown Fri, 5th Jul, 2019
Yuften He was the one to beat. We only claimed him a couple of weeks ago and we had no real training done on him, he had had about five or six days on the beach. He was on the beach every day since he ran here the other night. He's a grand horse for these type of races and he didn't run badly in the handicap the other night either. He's not a bad horse and if we still have him we'll run away with him in these type of races, and if we don't then the best of luck to someone who does claim him. We claimed him for a couple of cousins and relations, so it is a local win for them and that is what we wanted. It was great.
Naas Wed, 26th Jun, 2019
Trethias Shane said she just needed that strong gallop. She just loved it and she’ll stay further. She relaxed and did everything right today. Today is the first time she’s put everything together. She got no run in Navan at all and everything went wrong, and then the last day probably things just didn’t go right either. Today everything went right. She had a good break since her last run and we’ll head now to the Oaks (on July 20th). She's beautifully bred as she's out of a half-sister to Dar Re Mi. She'll make a beautiful broodmare. She's now finally done what I thought she could always do.
Down Royal Sat, 22nd Jun, 2019
Invincible Diva She had a great run first time and she did that well. Shane said she tries her heart out. The ground was probably a little bit slow for her but I had to take that chance. She was always in control and is a speedy filly. I hope so (that she is Stakes class). If the ground was good there's a five-furlong Stakes race in Tipperary coming up and she would love to hop off the quick ground. Look she has won now and that is the main thing. Jon Kelly (owner) is based in California - he had Beautiful Morning with me last year and Pincheck with me. This year we have Pincheck back, he went to America and came back. He has six two-year-olds with me this year and we have had two winners and a second so far. He has got some nice ones.
Limerick Fri, 21st Jun, 2019
Yuften Four years ago he was running against Kingman and was entitled to beat them today. The wheels are staying on him at the minute and he'll either be claimed or go back to more Claimers,. He is a little high in the handicap even though he has dropped him down 4lbs, he is still exposed enough.
Fairyhouse Thu, 30th May, 2019
Make A Challenge Joey said there might not be much pace so I told him not to be afraid to go on if they are only hacking and he did. He’s well able to ride, and if he can keep his feet on the ground and stays working away hard we’ll make a job of him. He’s signed on to me and he’s a good worker. If he keeps the head down he has a right good chance as he’s light and rides well. The yard is rocking and it’s good that they are still in good form as we are heading to Epsom on Saturday. I’m looking forward to it. Hathiq is in super nick. He went off at mid-day today. He got 11lb but just has a 4lb penalty on Saturday and has a brilliant draw on the stands’ side in 18. I know it’s a massive step up but he deserves to take his chance at the weights. He’s bounced out of the Curragh but he’ll have to change gear again at the weekend.
Limerick Sat, 27th Apr, 2019
Onlyhuman he was a bit unlucky in Leopardstown and has done it well today. He will get 1m4f and as long as there is a bit of an ease in the ground we'll keep going with him. We said we were going to step him up in trip because he is going hurdling. He is a super jumper, I have him well schooled and that's probably why he is settling better. He will go hurdling after the new season starts on May 1 but I might give him another run in a flat race before.
Dundalk Fri, 29th Mar, 2019
Mutadaawel He did it well, he's still very green and immature,. On his first run he missed the break. Oisin said that it took him a long time to get him pulled up there. He was only getting going and when he hit top gear he did it well. I was very happy with him. He was a cheap horse that I bought for the Shahs and it's great. I knew he had improved and the horses are in good form so hopefully we can keep them at it. We'll see what mark he gets now. I don't think I've had a horse as good as him at this early stage before. The lads love him at home and we'll have to see where we go now. He's a nice horse and we'll look after him. I could even step him back to seven as although it looks like he was staying on, when the penny really drops with him he has plenty of speed.