Cork Mon, 5th Aug, 2019
Drury She is a half-sister to Champ and it was very important to get a win for her. Her owners deserve a lot of credit as she has been in out yard for over a year and we've really struggled to keep condition on her. It took us until now to train her properly and today is more of a reflection on her ability than her first two runs. A lot of the girls in the yard deserve a lot of credit as they did a lot of flat work and lungeing with her. We'll look for a hurdle race now; she 's not a middle of winter mare.
Galway Wed, 31st Jul, 2019
Diamond Hill She was very green and very novicey, and sometimes when they haven’t run over hurdles for six months or a year something clicks. She was still very green today and pulls very hard.
Listowel Mon, 3rd Jun, 2019
Scaglietti Paul said she was very green early on and she just got better. I only saw the last two hurdles but she looked to be very efficient doing that anyway! . I'll mix it between flat and hurdle racing for the summer; she has already won on the flat. She has only had one run on the flat but could be a possible for the Amateur Handicap at Galway. She might need to run a few more times. She's not one that will be a chaser in the making though!
Tramore Tue, 14th May, 2019
Princess Vega I got a big thrill out of that. She was as green as grass and didn't know what was happening for the first mile and a half. She only got into a racing rhythm over the last half mile. I thought she might fall out over the last but she threw in a jump that even Paul wasn't expecting. That shows she had a bit more left in the tank than we thought. I'm delighted to get Quevega's breeding career off to a 100 percent start. A lot of the old crew (from the Hammer And Trowl Syndicate) are back here again today and it's lovely that she went out and won on her first run. She was improving with every bit of work at home. The French breeder of Quevega told me they only get better with age and we saw that with Quevega. Hopefully this filly can be the same. She is not the biggest in the world, so she might be a bit limited. She showed there with her jump at the last that she is stronger than she looks. We will continue during the summer with her.
Ballinrobe Tue, 7th May, 2019
Golazo He's a home-bred and he's one for jumps and a trip. He's a horse we've always liked. He's a fine big chasing type and we were worried about how he'd get on around here. They've done a wonderful job on the ground though and it's very safe. It's great to get the first one on the board for the season.