Dundalk Fri, 6th Dec, 2019
Major Power he’s a home-bred and it’s nice to win a little race with him. They have been running well all night, we had a second and a third, so it’s nice to get a win. He ran very bad on grass and only ran well up here. We use him now as a lead horse, and he leads the two-year-olds at home.
Dundalk Fri, 1st Nov, 2019
Corrienthes From that draw to do that, I'm really happy with it,. Probably six or seven is his trip really but he has natural speed, that's what Rory described it as. He was able to use it to get a good position and he wasn't stopping at the line. Obviously it's nice to get it for this owner and he's just a nice horse. Eddie (O'Leary) always thought he was a really nice horse and he always believed in him. He didn't sell in Doncaster (breeze-up) and I've been harassing Eddie for years to give me a horse. We managed to get this lad. He said he was one of the best breezers he had this year, he was right and all I had to do was not mess it up!. I'm delighted because my Dad is in hospital, he was in intensive care last week but he's come out of it now and I think he's going to be okay. It's a good fillip for him. I'm delighted for the connections. I don't know what we'll do with him, he may end up in another jurisdiction at some stage maybe. He handles this surface so well you wouldn't be afraid to come back for another race. He shows a lot of talent at home.
Curragh Sun, 15th Sep, 2019
Buffer Zone We thought he was a Group horse in a handicap but they have to deliver. He’s been very straightforward since we got him and has gradually moved up the ranks. It never really looked in doubt. He’s a very progressive horse and hopefully he turns into a Group horse. He’s in the Ayr Gold Cup next week. It’s not our style to return (that quick). David (Spratt, part owner) and I will sit down and make a plan.
Killarney Wed, 21st Aug, 2019
Queen Amidala The draw gave her no chance at Galway and I know she won but I'm not sure about the ground,. She didn't seem to be travelling turning but it was toughness kept her in it and her battling qualities won it for her. We'll go the handicap route next.
Gowran Park Wed, 14th Aug, 2019
Arabeska The plan was to jump and lead but she missed the kick. She's a grand filly. For some reason she doesn't run as well on straight tracks but then she did run a cracker down in Cork when John Oxx's horse beat us. He didn't move us in the handicap for that but then put us up 8lb for winning here. She liked that ground and she stayed well. I'd love to stick a bit of black-type on her by the end of the year. She's after winning two races now and she's really for the breeding end now. It gives us more of an option that she did that on that ground. I thought she battled well to do it when she got out.