Limerick Fri, 29th Nov, 2019
Moyode Lady It was a low-grade race and she had a good run at Newcastle the last day. I was hoping it wouldn't be too soon for her but it looks like she stays and we'll try and find something similar for her next. It is easier to win races in Britain; she was second in a maiden hurdle in Newcastle when she wouldn't get into the first 15 in a maiden hurdle here. It was even proven today as she had finished second in that maiden hurdle but only just won from 83 today. It was great to win with her and I have 10 or 12 for the winter.
Thurles Thu, 28th Nov, 2019
Mossy White They are local owners,. He is a gorgeous big horse who has taken time and I don't know how he didn't win during the summer. I said we'd come here and told the boys it would be 50/50 whether he handles the ground or not. He'll go chasing again, that's his job, and he is a married man's ride as he's good and safe. My secretary, Jess Cahalan, put the syndicate together last year and she had it sold within a week; she is brilliant and doesn't get enough credit for what she does.
Tramore Fri, 16th Aug, 2019
Sweet Sting we were close to giving up with her after her last run. It was only a last-thought to run her in this today as she was also entered in the bumper. it was a surprise and a bigger one than yesterday (with stablemate Jaime Sommers also winning at 25/1). We always liked her but she was fierce disappointing in all three of her bumpers but Brian (Hayes) said a combination of fitness, the hurdles and the extra half-mile made the difference as she wasn't a bumper mare. She is very well bred out of Sweet Kiln and Brian won on Sweet Kiln and this filly's sister Aunt Alice. Sweet Kiln's first three runners have all won and while she is retired, she has a Leading Light three year old and a Getaway yearling on the ground. Sweet Kiln herself won here in an amateur race under Brian and Sweet Sting is only four but should improve with age.
Downpatrick Sun, 11th Aug, 2019
Summer Hill He didn't handle the track at all last night in Kilbeggan - he would have won if he handled it. It was freakish in Kilbeggan, he just didn't handle it. I pulled him out this morning and gave him a canter and a pop over a hurdle and he looked good. Liam Quinlan is a wonderful young man and it is unfortunate he is missing today and tomorrow. He has done a lot of schooling work on him. He's a proper horse - he's from the Shuil (Sharp) family and they have to be six (years old). He's a big, long Scorpion and needs time. He'll go to Listowel.