Fairyhouse Sat, 27th Feb, 2021
Breakeven he's just learning his job. That's probably the first day everything has gone right for him. He's a beautiful jumper of a hurdle for such a big horse. He's an out and out chaser and I can't wait to go chasing with him as he's won two point-to-points. We'll keep going this road and his main target will be the Red Mills Series Final in Punchestown. Whether he runs between now and then I don't know, it depends on the horse himself. He's not a January/February ground horse. Maybe he'll grow into it but he's not at the moment anyway. He's a real good ground chaser and he wants two-and-a-half or three miles.
Down Royal Thu, 4th Feb, 2021
La Chanteuse She loves those conditions and that race today conditions wise probably suited her,. I really wanted to go back to Fairyhouse for the mares' graded race which has obviously been rescheduled for Monday. A big factor in me coming here today was that I wanted JJ (Slevin) to ride her again. He got on really well with her and he has given her a good ride today. I wasn't going to be able to get him (in Fairyhouse). Hopefully we can look for something else. She probably deserves to go in and take a wee chance in one of those (graded races). I haven't really looked at what there is across the water for her but there are a couple of races here for her. We'll see what we can do. She didn't have to make the running today as I thought there was a bit more pace on. He was content to track them and he was handy enough. Once she got going at the top of the hill, unless she made a mistake, there was only one winner. The way she jumped she is cut out for jumping fences - she was ballooning them. Hopefully there is a future in her. She'll (mother Edith, owner) think it is easy now!. She was bought to sell originally and we didn't get her sold. We'll run away with her and see how we get on. She has a pedigree to make a good broodmare. A wee bit of black-type against her own name would fairly seal that.
Fairyhouse Sat, 16th Jan, 2021
La Chanteuse We've always thought plenty of her. On her first run back at Down Royal Ben rode her and he was disappointed with her,. She probably really needed it as she blew up half way around. She came here today and obviously has come on a good bit from it. JJ gave her a good ride and it's great to get it, they are hard to win. We were disappointed not to get a bit of black-type with her in her bumpers. We didn't sell her, and she's owned by my mother, so there is a bit of extra pressure on. She's entitled to take her chance in a better race. We could go across the water for a novice but at this point in time we'd probably be trying for a bit of black-type.
Navan Fri, 18th Dec, 2020
Pino Boy That's absolutely brilliant. We were half questioning whether we'd run him because of the ground,. It worked out great and Liam gave him a perfect ride. He just got boxed in the last day here and couldn't get out. He had a wind operation a while ago and it's just taken him a while to get the confidence that he was able to breath again.
Naas Sat, 21st Nov, 2020
Barnaviddaun he’s a fun horse for Pat and Laura (Graffin, owners) and it’s great to win this. I won this race with Oscar Knight (in 2017) and it’s a lovely race to win. we were disappointed that he got 6lbs for (finishing second) the Red Mills race; he ran a cracker in it and I was wondering if he was good enough to come here.
Gowran Park Fri, 20th Nov, 2020
Cluan Dara It’s a long time since he won his maiden hurdle in Fairyhouse but he’s had injury problems,. My daughter Gillian was second to Samcro in a bumper on this horse. He had some good form but had tendon issues. He’s a half-brother to The Little Yank.
Tipperary Tue, 20th Oct, 2020
Sweet Sting You can't beat breeding; she is not exactly an oil painting, is a small, simple little mare with crooked front legs. If we put her in the sale as a three-year-old she'd make nothing but people forget it's what is in the heart and in the head that counts. It doesn't matter that she has windey action and isn't the biggest as she can still come up with the results. She is a serious mare on that ground and jumps like a buck on it and has a lot of reserves. She is improving and hopefully will keep improving.