Clonmel Tue, 20th Mar, 2018
Luckyinmilan He jumped well throughout. We thought 2m 7f here might be a horrid slog (the last race on the card) and two miles on this ground would be like 2m 2f. Barry claimed five pound - he knows him well and gave him a great ride. He's a real soft ground horse so time is probably running out on him. We'll see what happens and there could be another run in him yet.
Leopardstown Fri, 9th Mar, 2018
Jezki It's great to see him back although he did his best to capsize at the last. Barry said he was very long but he quickened up well after it. I'm delighted with him and it's great to win another race with him. The race was almost written with him in mind. He may go to Aintree or may go to Punchestown. It will depend on the ground. He will go to one of those two.
Thurles Thu, 8th Mar, 2018
Goodthynemilan I thought she might only be good enough to finish third to be honest on ratings but she is honest and she jumps and gallops. I think I might be able to win one more race with her.
Fairyhouse Wed, 14th Feb, 2018
Nicole's Milan I was under pressure having an odds-on shot here at Fairyhouse but he’s a nice little horse and did it well. He wants a trip and maybe a better gallop,. He goes well on the ground and likes this place - horses for courses. He’ll go into handicaps now and is a good little jumper.
Leopardstown Sun, 4th Feb, 2018
Monalee I'm, absolutely delighted. He jumped brilliant and Noel was fantastic on him. Davy (Russell) couldn’t commit with Cheltenham in mind so Noel stepped in and we’ll rock on to Cheltenham now. He's some horse and it has been fantastic to get him here and I have to say it's a credit to everyone at home and there's a great team behind him and I'm delighted to get him back. We'll speak to the owners but the RSA (Chase) would be the obvious race for him at Cheltenham. It's brilliant for Noel as well.
Gowran Park Thu, 25th Jan, 2018
Monbeg Notorious it's brilliant and it's nice to win it. I think we've won nearly all the big staying chases in Ireland now. It was his first run in handicap, so it was a bit of a worry, but it's worked out great. He's a big galloper but he's a bit of a character at home and doesn't do anything too fancy. He just loves that soft ground and jumped and galloped them into the ground. The problem in his beginners chases is that he was having to do all his own donkey work and he's lairy in front whereas today we had something to aim at and it worked out great. He jumped fences like they were on fire at Punchestown the last day!. in fairness to the farmers (Doyles in Co Wexford) they recommended him to us and it's great for Jack, for me and for Gigginstown and for the horse. Jack was brilliant again and gave him a great ride.
Gowran Park Thu, 25th Jan, 2018
Peace N' Milan it's nice to get a winner at a big meeting like this and she loves that ground. We were searching for a place to find ground deep enough. She's coped with it everywhere she's gone and I dropped her back to two-and-a-half today and it worked out lovely. Cian is with us about two-and-a-half months. He's from Monasterevin and that's his first winner in Ireland but he had two winners in Britain for Evan Williams. I liked the way he rode straight away and he listens and is intelligent. On the young horses we have schooling at home, they all jump well for him. I'm delighted to have him, he's a good young lad to have in the yard and he definitely did nothing wrong there. Hopefully it's the first of many for him.
Fairyhouse Mon, 1st Jan, 2018
Luckyinmilan I’m a bit surprised as he’s not a two-mile horse but the ground suited him. He’s just a staying horse and we said we’d let him bowl along. I thought they had gone too quick in front but he kept at it well. It’s great for James as that’s his first winner and he works for us. He gave him a grand ride. He’s a lazy horse at home and he wouldn’t light any fires under you with his work. He’ll probably go for another hurdle and he has the option to go back over fences.
Punchestown Sun, 31st Dec, 2017
Monbeg Notorious He's a big long distance chaser,. I doubt if he'll run in graded company and we'll look at some of the long distance handicap chases on soft ground with him and give him a rattle at one of those. Hopefully he'll make into a nice handicapper.
Tramore Thu, 14th Dec, 2017
Terrible Beauty She won her point-to-point and got very tired after making the running in a bumper at Naas. Paul said the ground was very testing and that he'd take his time on her. He gave her a lovely ride as she settled well and jumped great. She's 17 hands and is a chasing mare. She obviously goes on that ground, and I'm delighted with that.
Fairyhouse Sun, 3rd Dec, 2017
Davids Charm The first race that he won (at Listowel) he nearly turned back, and the next day he won at Galway he nearly forgot to take the bend into the straight. At Listowel the last day he didn’t get the clearest of runs and he should have won there as well. We were worried about the ground and Rachael said the same thing. Hopefully he’ll progress away. The handicapper may not be too nice to him and he may have to go novice hurdling now. We may not do much with him until the ground gets a bit better again.
Limerick Fri, 1st Dec, 2017
Motown Girl I think she's a lovely mare, a smasher and is a lovely size. Myself and Peter (Magnier) own her and the GS Syndicate, from Dublin, lease her from us. She runs in the Dublin colours and I'm delighted for them. We'll see how she is but she could go for a winners' bumper next. I think she's a nice mare and has a lovely page and is from the Chomba Womba family. That's Katie's first winner for me - she was second once in the past, and gave her a lovely ride and I was delighted with her.