Ballinrobe Fri, 20th Sep, 2019
Harvest Bow She beat all bar Emmet Mullins’ the last day (Fujimoto Flyer, subsequent Listed scorer at Auteuil) and I don’t think God almighty would have beaten that,. She was entitled to win and she stays so well that the two miles two here was a help. She wants that easy ground too.
Naas Wed, 18th Sep, 2019
Luke Short When I saw where he was drawn I said to Colin to take his time and give him a chance. I’d say he’s quite a good horse but he’s weak and is going to improve a lot,. He’s always shown us a lot at home but even today walking around before the race you’d know looking at him that he’s still just a shell. Whether he was drawn out there or not I was going to tell him to take his time but I said to Derville (wife and owner) I didn’t think he was going to take that much time! He was nearly last turning in. He ran well before except at the Curragh where he hated the ground. I’d say he wants real fast ground. He’s the most beautiful mover you ever seen, and he’s eligible for the Foran race as well. I entered eight in it (Foran Series Final) this morning.
Navan Sat, 7th Sep, 2019
Layfayette That's great. He got into a lot of trouble the last day at the Curragh and we fancied him today. He jumped very quick at the Curragh and Colin made a decision to take him back, but when he took him back he could never get out after that. He did come home really well. I bought him at the breeze-up sales. I'm delighted for the owner because it's his first venture on the Flat. Colin said the saddle went back and he plunged for the first furlong today, he was thinking 'what's going to happen now'. It's great to have Colin on your side, he's a lovely fella along with everything else and we get on very well. He's dead straight to deal with and doesn't pull any punches. I leave it up to him and told him to ride him whatever way he wanted. He knows more about riding than I do. I suppose you'd have to look at the final now. The other fella (Helvic Dream) is there as well. This lad mightn't handle real soft ground whereas the other horse would handle all sorts of ground.
Kilbeggan Fri, 6th Sep, 2019
Cocohulababy I’d say she wants two and a half. She won over seven as a two-year-old and then we had no luck with her as a three-year-old. We train her out of a field now and she’s a lot happier,. We could try her on the Flat again but she definitely wants a trip. It’s a while since we had a winner for Liam (Queally) so that’s nice. She’ll run for another while but she mightn’t go on very heavy ground.
Roscommon Mon, 2nd Sep, 2019
Helvic Dream Gavin said it was very easy and he did everything well for him. They went a good gallop, and he did exactly what he said he was going to do. He loved the ground and quickened up well on it,. Colin (Keane) loved him and said he was a lovely horse when he rode him, and Chesney (Chris Hayes) said he was still green the last day and would improve a lot. I’d say he did improve a good bit. I claimed off him as Dermot (Weld) was claiming 5lb off his (Mere Catherine) and we were already giving her 9lb. I was very impressed with Gavin how he summed up the race beforehand and knew what he wanted to do. He’s obviously a smart kid. I’d say we will leave him for the Final (of the Foran Series) now.
Down Royal Sat, 31st Aug, 2019
Dinard Rose She has a very good pedigree, Nina (Carberry) bought her to sell and she didn't grow,. I'd imagine if she gets into the Cesarewitch she'll probably run in it and if the ground was soft it would be a help because it slows the others down and she does go through it. In Galway it was only a mile and six and they went too slow. It was only when I got back and Nina's Ted rang me and said she was still running and he didn't pull her up for three furlongs after the line. She just has one gear and the slow ground slows them up a little bit. She jumps well and I could well see her jumping, I'd say she will have her chance at that as well. The fact she goes on soft ground she will be ideal for it. He's a great kid (Andrew Slattery) and you are buying 5lb having him.
Down Royal Fri, 30th Aug, 2019
Laura Bullion Nothing really went right (at Ballinrobe), she got stopped and blocked and didn't really get out, . She was a little bit unlucky. She got into plenty of trouble today again too but he (Sean Flanagan) said she felt great and jumped a lot better. She did it well. We'll go on and she will probably run in a winners' one and run on the Flat as well. She probably wouldn't want heavy ground but she stays well. Unfortunately her owner is not here - he's from London and he went to Greece on his holidays and got double pneumonia on the plane. He is in bed in Greece for the last two weeks. It will give him a boost.
Downpatrick Mon, 26th Aug, 2019
The Red Menace he lacks a gear. He took to jumping fences very well at home and we hoped that just might give him a little bit extra. He stays three miles really well and likes goodish ground. We'll kick on until the winter comes in I suppose. We'll see where we go. I'd say he will probably be a little bit better at this than he was over hurdles. He just lacked that gear.