Fairyhouse Tue, 12th Nov, 2019
Solar Heat That was good. We weren't sure about the ground, she didn't have much form on it. It was Mark's idea to claim her. She was in for only four grand but I was like 'God do I want her as I have enough of them in the yard'. She's solid though and has form on the Flat, chase and hurdles. She can go any route. It's great. There are a good few friends own her, it's a bit of fun really, and Mark's dad has a share in her so it was good to get Mark to ride her. I'm delighted that she's won because she's pushing on in age. She has a nice pedigree though so I'd say she'll be a broodmare down the line. She's a fun mare and is after doing her job.
Clonmel Thu, 31st Oct, 2019
Ard Abhainn She ran well in a Listed race at Gowran when she looked like she was going to be well beaten but stayed galloping. She is a nice mare and she'll be ok I think. She is honest and there is plenty improvement in her,.
Cork Sun, 20th Oct, 2019
Dime A Dozen I thought I'd never have a winner again, . I'm after having so many seconds and thirds in the last couple of months and she is a right little mare. She is very consistent and will get a break now and come back for the final at the Punchestown festival. She deserves a break as she has had a long season and was a very good point to point mare and won the Gain Final. She is a great jumper and deserved to win today and also picked up her E5,000 mares' bonus having also picked up a E5,000 bonus for her bumper win. I'm so glad to get a winner because I've all my summer horses gone out now and all I have is seven horses to run for the winter. I have point to point horses but I'd say I won't have seven horses for the next six months for the track.
Gowran Park Thu, 26th Sep, 2019
Lady In Lavender I'm not too sure how strong a race it was but she was entitled to do it at the weights and had run well over hurdles,. A mile or 1m2f is ideal for her and I was at the sales yesterday and only thought of double-entering her late so she isn't in next week. There is plenty of racing for her in the coming weeks and she likes an ease in the ground. Conor O'Brien is a good owner to have and we were unlucky with her in a good pot in Tramore, when she missed the last. She could also go back over hurdles at some stage soon.
Listowel Wed, 11th Sep, 2019
Jeremys Flame the way she won her bumper she’s a proper mare but she’s very difficult. She pulled very hard today. Johnny gave her a brilliant ride. She missed a few hurdles and that helped as it got her to back off a bit. If you could keep a lid on her she is potentially a very nice mare. Even at home she’s hard work. Joey Dunne rides her every day and Ian Donoghue, two big strong lads. She actually has to be ridden out on her own. She has some black type already in a bumper, so we could look for more over hurdles.
Killarney Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019
Bentham He's by Jeremy and they're supposed to like the soft ground but this ground is the key to him,. I ran him a couple of times on soft ground when I shouldn't have. He is in my wife's colours. We'll see if he's sold or not but we could go over hurdles with him.
Tramore Fri, 16th Aug, 2019
Think Positive he likes jumping better than he likes bumpers and he is a very slick jumper. From the first time we jumped him he showed us he had a great aptitude for jumping and I think he won't have any problem going out in trip either. He gallops and really hurdles well and hopefully he'll make a better hurdle horse than bumper horse. He'll go down the winners' novice route and I think he'll handle soft ground too. He is a lovely looking horse and hopefully he will improve as the winter goes on.
Tramore Thu, 15th Aug, 2019
The Granson Sandra Hughes thought a good bit of him too. She told me he is the makings of a good horse but is very delicate. Paul gave him a smashing ride, he took his time on him. I thought a good bit of this horse before but he had a lot of issues. We were going to move him on earlier in the year but the lads were patient and said to find out was there any issues with him and try to get a race out of him. I'm delighted their faith has been repaid. The staff love to see Padraig (owner Padraig Coffey) arriving on a Friday evening as he brings them all off for drinks, he looks after them very well and they'll definitely be looking forward to seeing him now!