Wexford Sat, 7th Sep, 2019
Rips Dream He is a lovely horse and we always thought on the Flat his bravery wasn't the best, but we think hurdles will toughen him up. He's not finished yet on the flat but the hurdles will put a bit of bravery into him. We were hoping for the best today as he had been jumping well at home and he is a lovely big horse. It is sad his owner Bill Foley passed away earlier in the year; he was an absolute gentleman and he would have been thrilled. His niece Annette O'Connor and nephew are carrying on with the horse now so it's great.
Leopardstown Thu, 8th Aug, 2019
Galeola The ground really worried me because we thought she was better on soft but Robbie said she strode out to her chin. He said when he came in that there was no doubt because he was taking a pull the whole way and he said the hardest job was holding her. I threw her into the Give Thanks Stakes at Cork on Sunday. I think she's at that level. Being a filly it's worth trying. I'll see how she comes out of this tomorrow but I think I would like to go and try and get a bit of black-type.
Navan Sat, 13th Jul, 2019
Quite Subunctious It's a long time coming with this filly but she's always shown that she was a good filly. Things worked out great today. It was a proper good galloping track and she sees it out well. She's probably better at a mile-and-a-half. It's been a special day. It was my father's mass as it's been over a year since we lost him and it's all kind of happened today. It's been a while without a winner. There have been a few things going wrong with the horses, they just haven't been right, and it's great to break it with this filly. They are great owners and Sean Toal has been very loyal and patient. She was getting into Bellewstown last week but I'd rather go to a good galloping track with her and it's worked out well thank God and Declan (McDonogh) gave her a peach. Hopefully we're turning a corner and I'm looking forward to what's around the corner. Something good is coming.
Cork Fri, 12th Jul, 2019
Rip Rocks Paddy Ok Padraig (Mullins, owner) has been with us from the start and it's great to get a winner for him and we're going to bring him to Galway now for the four year old hurdle on the Monday,. He was very weak last year and his flat form was very poor. He doesn't back up his races very well and that's why we space out his races and it took us a while to get the hang of him. We'll stay hurdling for now but we might get to a stage later on where we'll have to do something and could then go back to the flat.