Curragh Fri, 16th Aug, 2019
Brook On Fifth I think Joseph (O'Brien) liked her. It's hard to know how good they are but at the same time when there are that many runners they can't all be useless. She was good. She was still a little bit green when I got there, hanging a little bit both ways, so I think there is a bit of improvement in her but she definitely has talent and I think she's a smart filly. She did it smartly and pricked her ears towards the line. I think you'd have to look at stakes company with her now. Going to those black-type races you will learn more from there, that's definitely the next step.
Roscommon Mon, 8th Jul, 2019
Heliac She’s a brave filly but a green filly. Colin said she’s very progressive and will get further so that’s going to open up a lot more doors,. We’re delighted and if she can progress and get another few furlongs that will help her to try and get some black type which is the main aim. She hops off that ground as well.
Bellewstown Thu, 4th Jul, 2019
Dinard Rose She nearly has us broke at this stage because we've backed her a few times!. All she wants is a trip, she wants two miles actually. She just keeps going and going. We were putting her down as being un-genuine but it might be that she just needs the trip. She'll probably continue on at a distance. Even though she's very small we have schooled her and it's quite possible that she'll run over hurdles early on if she doesn't get sold. We'll try and get a few pounds back with her now if we can.
Tramore Sat, 1st Jun, 2019
Contingency She was grand and jumped well enough. Once they changed pace it took her a while to adjust, but got going then over the last two. When Shark's mare (Mega Mindy) changed the pace up the hill it just caught her out, and it was just a typical novice mistake. She wasn't used to changing speed. She jumped that last two well enough. We will probably try and keep her novice chasing for the summer, if I can find more mares chases especially over a longer trip. I'm hoping she'll improve.
Cork Wed, 22nd May, 2019
Heliac Cork is good to us. We’re delighted with that. The fillies are just coming to themselves now. Colin said she was green as grass - she’ll come on a tonne for that. Her ears were pricked from the word go,. She had to do it the hard way because he didn’t want it to be a dawdle. He let her use her stride and he knew she’d go on the ground. It was like a piece of work to her today, and the main thing is that she got a bracket — for her breeding and everything, it’s most important. But I think she’ll improve for that and for a step up in trip. Colin said she’s get a mile and a half no problem. It opens up a lot of doors, but we’ll see what mark the handicapper gives her too. We get a thrill out of getting winners in those colours because they were our favourite colours when we were kids, and they’re lovely people to work with.