Punchestown Wed, 15th May, 2019
The West's Awake The owners (Mrs John Magnier) have been very patient as he hurt himself when he fell in Killarney last August. Ger Kelly in Fethard Veterinary did a great job as he had a chip in a bone in his hock. He was supposed to run in the Festival at Punchestown but when we schooled him he overreached himself and he couldn't run. He was off for about a week and I thought he might be a bit short today but he jumped himself there. He was probably the only horse that jumped well. Hopefully he'll improve and he'll probably end up in the west at the end of July. He might go for the Galway Plate qualifier in Kilbeggan.
Punchestown Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Longhouse Poet He's done nothing but please us since we got him. He won his point-to-point well and he jumps really. Derek liked him so he recommended him and he's a good judge. I only have him since February and he's really thrived since I got him. He'll go jumping in the autumn and he's a real winter horse really. He handled that ground nicely and he's a lovely horse to look forward to.
Navan Sun, 17th Feb, 2019
Dragon Houdini That was brilliant. I suppose the light weight, 10st1lb on her back, made a difference,. She ran well to finish fourth around here before in a maiden hurdle and the step up in trip pat Navan today helped, being by Yeats she probably appreciated that. My horses are are in good form. We are doing nothing different but they are in good form. She probably likes a bit of nice ground and I wouldn't like to run her in real heavy ground. I'm delighted to get a win for Michael (Smith, owner); we bought her at the Derby sale and he had the faith in me to buy her.
Navan Sat, 19th Jan, 2019
Heaven Help Us It is some buzz as I bred her and have her all the way through. Niall Prendergast is a wonderful young man and I couldn’t praise him highly enough. He comes in every morning, and rides her out,.
Fairyhouse Sat, 12th Jan, 2019
Kingston Girl she ran very well in a maiden at Navan, which was a good maiden and the winner came out and won in Limerick afterwards. I don't know whether she was 100 percent on the day at Christmas. She was a little bit disappointing but that was a grade 3, we were back to maiden company here and she did it well. She jumped much better today than she did in Leopardstown. The runner-up has really really good form but she's tough and once she gets into a battle she loves it. It played into our hands really. The mares' graded race here in a couple of weeks is a possibility. We'll have to see what the bigger lads bring out!