Fairyhouse Sat, 16th Dec, 2017
Golden Jewel We thought he'd need the run and I didn't think that he would handle the ground as well as he did. Chris said he loved the ground,. We ran him one day in Thurles on that sort of ground and the lad came in and said he hated it. I'm gobsmacked to see him winning - and how he won. It's nice when it happens and we'll get the turkey now anyway!
Clonmel Thu, 7th Dec, 2017
Admiral Brian We didn't expect it today but he won and we'll take it. That's his first time running over three miles. We've been running him over two miles and he handled the ground well there when a lot of them didn't. He is consistent and we might go over fences now or else go to Leopardstown over Christmas for the Pertemps Qualifier.
Fairyhouse Sat, 2nd Dec, 2017
Youcantcallherthat She couldn't win a hurdle race but won a point-to-point for me and I stopped the boys from selling her. I said she'd win plenty of chases and thank god she is repaying me now,. That's a good pot and she probably go into the mares' novice races at some stage. She got a fall in Wexford which may not have done her any harm and now she's jumping super. We won 23 lengths in Cork but I didn't know how solid the race was. I threw her in a handicap to see where we were, and I said to the boys it was such a good pot that we had to take our chance.
Thurles Thu, 23rd Nov, 2017
Broder The heavy ground didn't suit him at Cork the last day and it's not as bad today. I told the owner we'd go to Thurles where the ground wouldn't be as bad and he comes and wins. He is more a 2m4f horse and we'll look for something similar again before Christmas. He's turning out to be a nice horse. He jumps well and will be a nice chaser next year.
Cork Sun, 15th Oct, 2017
Broder he might have won the first race but for the mistake (by his runner-up Glebe Girl at the last) and I was saying to myself ‘it’s good to get one’. He’s a not a bad horse and it took him a while to mature but he stays well and we’ll probably run over 2m4f next. He got a cracking ride from Sean and he’ll ride for me whenever he’s available as he’s a top class jockey.