Fairyhouse Tue, 20th Oct, 2020
Clear Quartz He grows a leg on that ground and it’s his first time in a 45-65. Gavin was great on him and it wasn’t the strongest of races. He’s a young progressing horse. There is very little else for him and we are just grateful that this meeting was put on. The conditions suited him. The owner Fearghal Hogan will knock good fun out of him. He boards mares and does livery at his place in Rathangan.
Listowel Tue, 22nd Sep, 2020
Master Matt He fell on his backside leaving the parade ring and the young lad came off him but that makes up for it. That is Sam's first ride for me, he is based up the road from me at Ger Lyonses and he gave him a good ride. He probably got a bit of a fright before he left so I'm delighted for him. I told him to jump and let him go and is the sort of horse if you take a pull out of him he'll sulk with you. Leigh Roche rode him the last day at Navan and said to do that. Frank (Lynch) his owner wanted to try him over seven (furlongs) and I was worried whether he'd stay or not but it has worked out.
Dundalk Fri, 18th Sep, 2020
Chagall He ran poor the last day and we just took the headgear back off him and put on a sheepskin noseband. We tried him up at a mile which was new to him as we thought he might get things his own way. He didn’t initially but did eventually. He was brave and battled well. His form is a bit in and out. We’re getting the hang of him and Mark is getting a good spin out of him.