Dundalk Fri, 18th Oct, 2019
Major Reward I agree with this claiming system and moving them on rather than running 0-65s for €10,000,. He's in the sales and people can buy him here, he's good value at €20,000. We've got a winner on the board, the negative is that it's not for Colin, but that's life. The positive is that the kid is after losing his 10lb claim. He's a good kid. I said to him the ambition was to try and lose the 10lb and give him plenty of experience and he's had that. The horse has done his job but he's not good enough for that owner and that's what these races are for. We are winning them and supporting them and we're getting horses moved. I couldn't speak highly enough of the system. The stigma about them is gone and trainers have accepted them. We need more of them. Lads are giving out about getting balloted out in 0-65s and maybe if we had more of these races it would serve a lot of different purposes.
Limerick Sat, 12th Oct, 2019
Dadoozdart it was very straightforward. I spoke to Noel last night and he said not to have any worries about the ground or his fitness. He raced a little lazily in the Ulster Derby so he said to get him to jump and to get up and travel as close as we could in our comfort zone. He caught me off guard when I gave him a squeeze to go with Colin (Keane, on Nickajack Cave) turning in as he quickened and he got there too soon. He battled well and is a nice horse. It is testing ground, he is game and genuine and that's what counted.
Leopardstown Thu, 15th Aug, 2019
Madhmoon He did it well. The run will do him good because he's fairly burly looking,. He'll come on a lot and the Champion Stakes is his next outing. After that if he puts up a good show he'll go to Ascot for the Champion Stakes there. We'll see how he gets on here first. I thought he did it well. He stumbled out of the gate and just got a little bit unbalanced in the first furlong then he settled in and raced nicely after that. He travelled well, quickened up well and won without a smack.
Gowran Park Wed, 14th Aug, 2019
Geometrical The mile brought out the best in him,. He had a good run the last day, even over six furlongs. He's a good sort and can go anywhere now over seven to a mile. I wasn't sure he would handle that ground.
Ballinrobe Mon, 22nd Jul, 2019
Mater Matuta She's been knocking on the door against some good fillies,. Kevin said by the way she stayed there that she could maybe go a mile and a quarter. The little bit of ease in the ground was a help.