Dundalk Fri, 12th Jan, 2018
Bluesbreaker it wasn't undeserved. He ran a blinder here over five before Christmas, and then we took the blinkers off here the last day over a mile but he was still a bit too keen. We dropped him back to five tonight and he was brilliant. That's his fourth win and the fourth time Rory has won on him so he definitely has the key to him. He'll tip away here and is a big, fat horse and hard to get fit. Cork in April is going to be his main aim as he grows an extra leg on soft ground. He just gets away with the all-weather here. We have to keep tipping away here just to maintain his fitness.
Dundalk Thu, 21st Dec, 2017
Mokhalad He's a lovely horse. We picked him up in July and it's just taken us a bit of time to figure him out,. We tried him over various trips to figure out what his best trip was. Rory rode him work here last Friday and said 'seven here next week.' Credit to him as he said 'I can't see him being beaten next Friday.' He was right again. He has plenty of ability and he will be better on the grass. He's possibly the best horse I've ever trained — possibly. He does everything right at home. He was a burster coming from England and I love buying bursters as we have a system that seems to work for them. It's all confidence with a burster. It doesn't matter about fitness, or having them ready, it's all about growing their confidence and when they realise they aren't going to burst anymore you don't know what they are capable of doing. In my opinion he's the best horse I've ever had but he's got to go and prove it now. He'll have two or three more runs here and then I'll put him away for the grass.