Navan Sun, 16th Feb, 2020
Sassy Yet Classy In fairness to her, she won her bumper on soft ground at Listowel a couple of years ago but she has never really had the ground she wanted. Davy said he went wider than he wanted the whole way but he wanted to keep her in a rhythm and she probably wants further. It's great for the lads (AP Partnership) from Kerry as they had a winner at the point-to-point in Punchestown also today with a horse trained by Cian Collins, who works with me in the yard. It's great for them and this mare will go for something similar next.
Down Royal Tue, 28th Jan, 2020
Opposites Attract He got knocked into at halfway and unbalanced and he (Conor Maxwell) took time to get him going again. He liked the way he toughed it out though,. He said for a horse who wasn't enjoying himself and things weren't going right for he toughed it out well. He said they went a good gallop and it rode a good race. Onwards and upwards. I did say myself he would appreciate a bit of nicer ground when he won here on St Stephen's Day. He'll get further. I just thought at the back of the last he will stay at it and stay at it. He's tough, the more you dig into him the more he finds for you. He's in a few races at Cheltenham and the lads (owners, Slattery Bloodstock Limited) would love to go - we'll see how he comes out of this and we will assess it then sure. We might step him up in trip to three miles.
Fairyhouse Tue, 14th Jan, 2020
Moyode Gold she had been schooling over hurdles and fences and is naturally a very good jumper so I couldn't believe she fell here (on New Year's Day), I suppose any horse can fall. Aine (O'Connor) rode her a couple of times in bumpers and she was just too slow. Today again she came off the bridle turning in but the farther she'll go the better she's going to be. She's a grand mare and works better at home than a few of the other mares that have won. I was surprised she didn't run better in a bumper but obviously she just wants a proper trip and something to jump. She's something to look forward to hopefully. The young lad is still going well with that 7lb and it was for very important owners, the wife and and the mother-in-law. She also got a five grand bonus there for fillies so it was a good day out.
Down Royal Thu, 26th Dec, 2019
Opposites Attract He's improving from every run and getting a bit stronger which you like to see. Conor just said he was always happy with him on the bridle. They went a nice gallop today and at the top of the hill he was happy. I'd say he would probably want nicer ground, he's a big galloper. He wants further and he's a nice horse.
Cork Sun, 8th Dec, 2019
Well Set Up She is a very tough mare and is an out-and-out stayer, . We were a little bit worried because they went no gallop but she also showed a turn of foot to win and I'm delighted. She is tough and grinds it out and is a hardy bit of stuff. There is the Dorans Pride Novice Hurdle for her next at Limerick over Christmas or else she could for the 2m4f Grade 1 novice at Naas in January but she'll tell us where to go. It is a good boost for her owner/breeder Jean Corrigan who couldn't make it down today.
Clonmel Thu, 5th Dec, 2019
Costalita She is a homebred filly and the dam (Vinnes Friend) was good to me and won twice and we liked her. She is from a very good family and is the first foal from the mare. John Dillon approached me, through another owner and his friend Oliver Barden, to get involved in a horse and I said this would be a fun filly. She is of average ability but is after winning a handicap nicely so hopefully the handicapper won't be too hard on her and hopefully she will get another day.
Cork Sun, 3rd Nov, 2019
Well Set Up she deserved that as she had been second in two Listed races before and when she hits the front she runs around the place. She didn't seem to have too hard of a race there, did it well and that's her trip and ground. There is a race back here in three weeks time or we might freshen her up and bring her back to Limerick. There are plenty of options. If she won (the Listed race at Limerick) last year I wouldn't have her as she'd definitely have been retired! We're delighted to have her again this year and Ricky knows her inside out. She runs around a good bit and she'd never look like she is travelling and he gave her a great ride.
Wexford Sun, 27th Oct, 2019
Ten Allin These are a great bunch of lads, the Red Neds from the north,. Fair play to them they've been very patient. She got colic at one stage and she nearly died, then she got badly cast and did a lot of damage to her back at the time. They waited and she was ready to run, we were supposed to come here last April, and she got a stone bruise so we left her off. They've been very patient and are a great bunch of lads. I'm delighted for them. She's a nice mare and please God it's onwards and upwards. She has a bit of class. I'll probably go to Navan for the Listed mares bumper but I'll have to talk to these lads. I think she'll improve a lot from that. Ray said she idled away in front and he gave her a great ride.
Galway Sat, 26th Oct, 2019
Gold Speed JJ was saying to keep doing what we're doing with him and not to rush him, . He said he will take even more time and he is a horse you could fry very quick as he is very highly strung. He said he had plenty left in the tank and when he gets out in front he will relax. He'll go for a small novice hurdle somewhere and if there is a Final (of the Series, at the Punchestown festival) we'll be there!. After his bumper run behind Felix Desjy he had a capped hock, which should have been a minor thing, but it got bad and he had to have minor surgery. We had to call a halt and attack it and he was then in a cast for six weeks. It's great to have him and hopefully we can build on today.
Thurles Thu, 24th Oct, 2019
Robin Gold I haven't ridden a winner for a while and you'd know it as I took it up and she hung left. She stays galloping and that's all she does,. I was very light at 10st10lbs but I've been playing other sports and have been watching my weight the last few months. I lost four or five pounds for today. She had worked well a couple of weeks ago and we were expecting her to run well. We didn't think she'd win but thought she had an each-way squeak. Robbie McNamara got his license to be a jockeys' agent today so he'll be taking my bookings along with Bryan Cooper from now on.
Thurles Thu, 24th Oct, 2019
Agusta Gold She had a lovely run in Fairyhouse when she wouldn't have been 100 percent and she came on lovely with a lovely clear round. She is getting more professional the whole time and while the fences are not quite as big here, I'm delighted with the way she jumped,. There is a lovely campaign for the mares' novice route and there are four of us involved in her, myself, Kieran Leavy, Fergus Healy and Lorcan Cribbin. They are a great bunch of lads and are plucky!
Tramore Thu, 17th Oct, 2019
Golden Glen She stays well and Brian gave her a cute ride and kept out for the better ground,. She ran in Gowran earlier this month over two miles and was staying on at the finish.