Leopardstown Sat, 19th Oct, 2019
Quizical I'm delighted with that. I'd say it's the first time he's met his ground this year, although we've had soft it's been tacky. He just loves that loose ground and he'll gallop through it. Shane said he jumped, really travelled then he took a pull and settled in behind. He had trouble pulling him up. It's great for the horse that he had a fully fledged one beside his name now. I don't know if there is anything more for him now. He's a brilliant horse to have around for those big handicaps but he just needs a bit of give. The Lincoln was his aim at the beginning of this year but I just got held up with a foot. I had a really troubled spring and summer with him. When he started to come right then it dried up. He's been very busy in the last few weeks after the rain came but I think that's him now. He's a great servant and great to have in the yard.
Curragh Sun, 13th Oct, 2019
Njord He’s just a gorgeous, genuine horse and I thought he’d like the track. He did it very well. He’s in the Horses In Training Sale, and he’ll do a lovely job for somebody if John (Lavery, owner) lets me send him.
Listowel Wed, 11th Sep, 2019
Cyrus Dallin he’s done it really nicely, and has been in great form his last couple of runs. He loves that ground. We thought the draw would be a big problem but he has plenty of early speed and we got a good position. He put the race to bed really nicely. I’m very fortunate to be with Denis; he gave me my first winner seven years ago, and to come back and ride a winner for him at Galway, at the Curragh and at Listowel is brilliant. We work so hard in that yard and it’s nice to get the winners on these days. The horses are in flying form and that’s due to the hard work of all the lads at home. I’m lucky I get to ride them in races.
Roscommon Mon, 19th Aug, 2019
Cyrus Dallin It's great for Alan, who is a hard worker in the yard. He's been with me a while now and is really starting to improve,. It's great for him to get a winner and he really deserves a chance because he's dedicated, hard working and a pleasure to work with. Cyrus won on the beach and had form at Limerick last year on softer ground. He's versatile enough. I'm not sure if he'll go back to Laytown, there might be something there for him. It's a good syndicate (Westerners Syndicate) of lads from Mayo, they couldn't win an All-Ireland but at least they could win here!. They paid 11 grand for him last year and he's won twice now and been placed a few times, he was third in Galway to Make A Challenge who has boosted the form. I gave him a chance tonight and Alan did exactly what we asked him. Hopefully the handicapper won't be too hard on him. The other filly, Never Rains, ran well too. She travelled well and probably the ground might have caught her out a little at the end.
Galway Sun, 4th Aug, 2019
Laughifuwant The ground is the key to him. He grows another leg on this ground, and won a maiden here on bottomless ground last year. The way he strides on that ground — he just loves it.
Down Royal Fri, 21st Jun, 2019
Convara He (Darragh O'Keefe) started off pony racing with my young lad. We bought a pony off him for Andrew and that's how we met him. He's a good, young lad. I thought he would need the run today, I hadn't him away anywhere. I thought that for this time of year it was a better than average maiden hurdle - there was a few with chances. We had a good bit of work done with him but I just thought he might need it. He has improved from last year. He's a grand horse and he surprised me there now. I think I'm after having five or six seconds in the last three weeks and one has come out the right side of the line. I was a bit afraid as I thought the ground might be a bit slow for him, he's a real fast-ground horse. I had him in the two and a half mile handicap hurdle but I ran him in this in case he didn't get the trip and had a hard race.
Cork Fri, 14th Jun, 2019
Aspen Belle I felt going to Tipperary she was a little short (of work) so the gallop down the back straight didn't do her any harm!. She is highly strung and is difficult and only that my son Jack gets on so well with her that we wouldn't have got as far as we have. She obviously loves this place and we have her in at Sligo on Tuesday. It is a 0-70 fillies handicap and it is not ideal that she will be running with 10st on her back but I'd imagine the reaction she'll get from the handicapper will force out hands to run her. It was probably as safe ground as we could get away with and ideally we wanted the heavens to open tonight but it was lovely and safe and Killian said that was as good as she has ever been.
Gowran Park Mon, 3rd Jun, 2019
Come September She's owned by a syndicate with Andrew Nolan's wife and a couple of Kilkenny lads involved in her. They sent her to me last year and I thought she was a lovely filly but just a little bit backward,. They were lovely patient owners and let me take my time with her. We targeted this race about a month ago. She's a nice filly and I think her and the second are two nice fillies for first time out fillies. The two of them quickened up well to the line. She quickened away and then Billy said she just idled a bit.