Navan Sat, 20th Jan, 2018
Hareth We knew he was tough. They went a fierce gallop on the ground and he was nearly first off the bridle. He ran well the last day and came on from the run,. It’s a great pot today and it’s job done now. He’s by Jeremy and they love that ground, and also he’d bottom weight so there were a lot of positives.
Fairyhouse Sun, 14th Jan, 2018
Minnies Secret She got a small bit outpaced near the third last and probably needs two and a half,. I’m told there is a Listed race here in two weeks and she might as well take her chance in it now. She may have backed off one or two but she jumped well enough overall. It’s a family syndicate Byrnsey Boys Syndicate) and I bred her as well. I have the dam, and she’s the only mare I have.
Cork Sat, 6th Jan, 2018
Lite Duties He broke down very badly the last day he ran in Punchestown and we didn't think we'd ever get him back. We were half-trying to get him back but it wasn't scanning good enough to keep going. It still wouldn't feel great but we said we'd keep the head down and keep going with him so it's great he has won and every day is a bonus. He stays three miles and it was that that won it. He's nine now and we have to play it day by day as it was 60% damage he had to his tendon and it was two thirds the length of the tendon as well. He had been working closely with the second horse but I did think he'd need the run. I'm delighted for the owner (Eamonn Casey) as another fellow would have given up on him.
Limerick Fri, 29th Dec, 2017
Off You Go He handled the ground great and a good claimer on board all helps. It looked a fairly weak race but you still have to go and win. He's done it well and I'm very happy with him. He's only a four-year-old so he won't be too busy this season. He looks like he could stay further but there is no need to go any further for the moment.
Limerick Tue, 26th Dec, 2017
Minnies Secret she loves the ground and while she hasn't a whole lot of speed, she can go the same speed on good ground as she can on that ground. Her run in Gowran was a good run and I'll go for a winners' bumper next as she's not great to jump.