Dundalk Fri, 26th Feb, 2021
Togoville I don't know what to say about him after that. Conor gets on very well with him,. I couldn't believe how well he was on the gallops yesterday. Four weeks ago we nearly lost him here as he colicked in the yard and we had to lunge him between races. I don't know what the key is with him but I'd love to find out as I'd get it for the rest of them!. I'm very happy for Patrick McCann (owner) and I have to thank all the support I have in the yard. I didn't plan to run, because it was six furlongs and he was carrying that extra weight today, but there wasn't another race until the 'awards day' on April 18th for him. He was in too good form to leave standing in his box. It's credit to the team at home. He's in the spa at home every day and all the little things are working very well for him. The target is here on April 18th. If a race pops up before and he's in good form he'll go for it.
Dundalk Fri, 12th Feb, 2021
Togoville that's a special one. I couldn't believe it and I'm actually speechless. He's the star of the yard, he's an older horse and the whole yard has gone a different way now as we've gone into more younger horses. We bought a lot of two-year-olds this week. He's a legend here and I'm very happy for Patrick McCann and his wife for their constant support. Keeping him in training was brilliant. dropping back down into that grade I thought he might have won the last day but it just took a run for him to get himself back. I went down to load him in the stalls tonight and he was chomping at the bit. I was very lucky to be able to claim him back in a claimer here last month. It was a chance we took but it worked out alright. We'll see what happens with him now. He's coming near the stage where we'd retire him. He hit a good note tonight anyway and we'll sit down and talk about it tomorrow.