Dundalk Fri, 20th Sep, 2019
Abstraction He's been in good form at home since he won in Down Royal. Paddy (Harnett) gave him a brilliant ride. The 10lb (claim) was obviously a positive. If he comes home safe and sound, and he's okay in the morning, I'd say we'll keep him racing here. He seems to love the surface.
Galway Mon, 16th Sep, 2019
Military Hill You'd have to be happy with that. I just didn't know ground-wise with him as he has never run for me on that ground. I felt he wanted easier ground but that's proper national hunt ground. A horse fell in front of him on his first start over hurdles and he could never get back into it again but he has never galloped for me on that type of ground so it was an unknown. He looks to have taken to hurdles well and I left a bit for improvement too. I'm based in north county Dublin not far from Croke Park, I could hear the shouting (for the All-Ireland on Saturday).
Down Royal Fri, 26th Jul, 2019
Abstraction He is a horse very close to my heart. Since I bought him he's been my baby really. I'm delighted to see him winning for me, this is special for everyone in the yard. The owners love him,. It really is special because he had loads of problems, so it is great to have him back in the winners enclosure. Shane (Foley) was brilliant on him - best ride I've seen!. He was a very good horse in his day, he has been coming down the handicap of course. I was expecting a good run and we said that everything that comes after that would be a bonus. He could go to Tipperary or Cork - he needs a flat, quick track. Hopefully the weather will hold up for Tipperary and Cork. I'm training in Loughbrickland (Co Down) and I have 11 in at the moment - a few young ones and a few handicappers.