Killarney Tue, 16th Jul, 2019
Koybig We got him last year and Denis McGettigan wanted a couple of horses for friends of his and we had him in Dundalk last year, but I didn't think he was on the top of his game. He has had a break this year and has come back very well and had a good run at Limerick the last day (when third). There are a couple of options at Galway and while he hasn't run there, he'd suit Galway and looks like he'd come out of the dip well.
Limerick Sun, 7th Jul, 2019
Port Lions He has so much ability and wants things his way but that worked out really well. There wasn't enough pace for him at the Curragh the last day and he also ran into a bit of trouble but these things happen and that's racing,. He was in good order today and he is picking up lovely prize-money for us. While the ground is the way it is he'll keep running as he is enjoying himself. Freddie (Tylicki, brother) has a very good eye to spot them and he was involved in buying him and I'm delighted for him and the lads (The Lions Partnership, owners). It was a family effort and we'll have a look through the calendar with Fred and make a plan next.
Naas Sat, 6th Jul, 2019
Aleef He won a lovely pot at Navan for us and he goes on most ground including the all-weather but he would have appreciated that little bit of rain we got this morning.
Limerick Sat, 15th Jun, 2019
Rhydwyn He is a very nice horse and came on a bit from his run in Listowel. He will go on any ground and is a good actioned horse and strides out well. He has a nice pedigree and is owned by Julie and David Routledge-Martin and their nephew Dan Hall. It is nice to have a winner for them as they enjoy their racing and we had a second for them last night. Hopefully we can have them here the next day he runs. We'll have to stand back and have a think about it now but I'd say he can come back to seven furlongs and has lots of options. I think he can progress.
Fairyhouse Thu, 30th May, 2019
Klute That was great and Shane couldn’t pull him up (took a long time for him to return to the parade ring). He was really well in himself and back up to seven I think he enjoyed it. We’ll aim at seven-furlong Listed races, and he likes top of the ground. He might shape up to a mile but he looks like a sprinter and is very strongly built.
Gowran Park Wed, 29th May, 2019
Tony The Gent I suppose he was due that. When the handicapper has you you just have to keep plugging away until you get down to your mark again. It's as fast as he wants it and he deserves that and Colin said he picked up well. You'd expect him to win that as he did and he just needs to stay in this bracket. We've been claiming off him with the kids but they're just not strong enough for him, he's been taking the mickey out of them.
Naas Sun, 19th May, 2019
Port Lions We’ll have loads of fun with him for the rest of the year. He did it well and I’m very pleased with him. We bought him last year at the October Sales. He ticked a lot of the boxes for us as he likes firm ground and had some serious form around Dundalk, so we have a horse for the all-weather as well as the turf.
Cork Fri, 10th May, 2019
Loveisthehigherlaw she is a lovely filly and Charles and Noel sent her to me as a yearling and she has always been very nice. Her dam won the Prix Vermeille and even though she is by Kodiac, her dam is by Shantou and she appreciated the ten furlongs there. She was just ready to start today and Billy said she came alive in his hands and pricked her ears at the finish. She is a very well bred filly and her owners have a stud farm so we'll see where we go (regarding black-type races).
Cork Sat, 20th Apr, 2019
Boston Bruin He is a good horse and ran into a few good ones last year and it's great to get his head in front today,. He will improve for that and Shane said he took a good blow a furlong down and he should improve for it. He is a half-brother to our good filly Bocca Baciata and we'll have a meeting with Patrick Cooper, the racing manager, and see where we go after this. Mrs representing
Naas Sat, 13th Apr, 2019
Flash Gordon that’s Fiona Carmichael’s (owner) 100th winner worldwide and we liked him last year but you can see the size of him and we never got to run him. He probably just needs that little bit of an ease in the ground but he was very good there and very professional. He’s a fine big strong horse, and we’ll have a think now about where we go. He should progress as he was lazy off the bridle and he’ll probably go seven furlongs.