Leopardstown Thu, 13th Jun, 2019
Galeola I'm delighted for John (winning owner) as we've had winners together but none so far apart from Danz Gift in his colours. We have always liked her but it has been a long road and it is only now she is starting to get race hardened fit and I thought she would like the track here. I'll look and see if there is more of the same for her next and there are lots of those distance races in Ireland which is great. She won't ever jump hurdles for me. I know I had Laid Back Luke and when he comes back I'll train him (for jumping) but this week has been so heart-breaking I couldn't take on training a national hunt horse because it'll just break your heart with injuries.
Punchestown Wed, 12th Jun, 2019
Count Simon On ratings he was probably entitled to do it but Jack was very happy with him. He jumped well and he just does what he has to do when he gets to the front. He’s that laidback that he could go any trip. He’s got the pace for two and a half (miles) and he’d stay three. He’ll be a fun horse to keep going. It’s good for Jack as it’s his first winner since he’s come back and we’ll try and keep him and Davy happy. Jack had to get a pin removed from his leg which was related to an old injury.
Tipperary Thu, 9th May, 2019
Cray He started coming to himself in the last few weeks and I did fancy him today. He is in again at Cork on Saturday and he will probably run again if he is alright. He didn't travel anywhere there and three miles shouldn't be a problem to him.
Down Royal Mon, 6th May, 2019
Count Simon It's good that we can see that he can step right up in trip. Whatever race I can find between two and three (miles) now because he's that type of horse. It's hard to make a big plan for him. He will (jump a fence) - he was bold enough, he enjoyed it and he enjoyed the nice ground. It's good for Paddy Vaughan, it's his first winner over jumps. Great for the Sloans, obviously they are big supporters of the yard and this is their local racecourse.
Dundalk Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Miss Snossyboots Her mother (Nick's Nikita) started out as a handicapper and ended up in a Group Three for us, so we'll see where we end up. She's very genuine and takes her racing great. She is improving with every run and is so straightforward. I wasn't worried about dropping back in trip the way she was working. It was a lovely race for fillies only and a good prize, there's a lovely programme for fillies.
Dundalk Fri, 22nd Mar, 2019
Miss Snossyboots She's a very straight-forward filly and she loves being in front. She'd gallop her heart out for you,. I'm delighted for Nicky Hartery, he's been patient with her, and it's nice that she's won. I'm delighted for Ross riding out his claim. He is with us a couple of days a week and he's a great help at home to us so I'm delighted to be able to give him his last winner as a claimer. It worked out well and we've had a good night, the horses are in good form. I have to thank the lads at home because I was in Hong Kong for a couple of days so Fabian Burke and the lads at home did a great job.