Listowel Thu, 12th Sep, 2019
Getaway Katie Mai Getting her toe into the ground is a big help to her, . She got knocked about a bit early-on coming out of the stalls at Killarney and never got into her rhythm. When I saw the ground here I gave her a squeak but it is a surprise to see her win coming back to a mile - it shows her ability. I'll speak to Frank (Berry, racing manager) but I'd imagine she'll mix it (between flat and hurdling) now.
Tramore Fri, 16th Aug, 2019
Getaway Gorgeous Patrick (Mullins) was happy enough to stay wide on her. Her run last year entitles her to put in a performance like that. I think she'll improve and we'll look for a winners' bumper with her. She had a setback but has come out of that well and she should handle winter ground. She was very keen there so will have to learn to settle a bit better than that but I'm sure she will with racing and with hurdles; she is plenty big enough to go jumping.
Killarney Thu, 18th Jul, 2019
Forgetthesurprise She goes on that ground, and hadn’t run for a while before the last day in Wexford where she was a bit too keen. Niall and Aine were away on holidays last week and got engaged so it’s great to win here. She is for sale and may go back hurdling.
Leopardstown Thu, 11th Jul, 2019
Sneaky Getaway we were glad we had Patrick for a race like that. He wasn’t tied down to any instructions, they went a good gallop and Patrick was confident enough to keep a hold of him and it paid off, as Patrick and Jamie (Codd on Chosen Mate) were the only two travelling off the home bend. We’re delighted with that, and he’s won three races now since Easter. He’s achieved a lot more than our wildest dreams. He may go to Galway and we’ll see what the (flat) handicapper does with him. I don’t think he’ll go hurdling just yet.
Bellewstown Sat, 6th Jul, 2019
Cailean's Angel I train in Conna, right beside Jimmy Mangan and Liam Burke. I use their gallops so I'd like to thank them,. The last winner I had on the track was for the same owners, Backinthere. The Sheehans are a great family to me, they are builders from Ballyduff, and only for them I'd be nearly retired. I mostly break horses but this year I had a handful to run. I had a point-to-point winner that made £155,000. She's consistent, she's been running in good races and hasn't been beaten too far. The last day was a great run in Clonmel. I said coming up 'was I coming to the wrong place' because she ran well in Clonmel. Darragh is a good claimer and he's not far away from me at home. She's in at Roscommon on Tuesday but I don't know about that. She might go to our local track at Mallow on Friday night. We are waiting for this for a long time and we might celebrate!
Clonmel Fri, 7th Jun, 2019
Domitian I'm not sure if they will keep her on the go or give her a break. Lisa said she put her stick down near the line and won snug enough. She was unlucky the last day so it was nice to get her head in front.
Limerick Thu, 30th May, 2019
Sneaky Getaway thankfully it all went to plan. He is a nice horse to look forward to and it was great to get a winners bumper out of him. Hopefully we will have a good summer ahead of us with him. Patrick said he improved again since he rode him in Clonmel and he might even go for a little Flat race now, a qualified riders maiden in Leopardstown or something.
Wexford Wed, 22nd May, 2019
Celine Soprano She is named after the singer Celine Byrne. I saw her in the Opera House in Cork and she was absolutely brilliant. You wouldn't think I'd be a fan of Madam Butterfly!. I only have three in at the moment, it's very hard to take on the big boys. We run Naturally Blond in Tipperary tomorrow.
Tramore Tue, 14th May, 2019
Tiantu I was hopeful that he would go close in a beginners that was for horses rated 0-102 over hurdles. I was a bit worried about the trip but he stayed at it well. He seems to be after improving a good bit since going over fences.