Curragh Sun, 26th Jul, 2020
Coill Avon He's done it nicely and he's after stepping up from his run in Navan (when second). He did it all wrong in Navan and is very immature. He was fly-leaping and leaning off the rail but in fairness to him he had to do it the hard way there. That has stood to him today and he appreciated that ground. We've always liked him and when the penny drops mentally he will be a nice horse. We've always thought he was a stakes horse and being by Kingman you don't know how high he can go. He's done what we thought he should have done a bit earlier. We'll give him plenty of time and he'll be a nice horse.
Gowran Park Sat, 25th Jul, 2020
Amber Kite She's a very honest filly and it's easy when they are honest like that. It was seven furlongs there and she'll definitely get a mile and she goes on any ground. She's been busy up to now so we'll just take a little bit of a pull. We'll definitely be hunting for black-type now. Colin thinks she's capable of that because she has the honesty. She'll improve because she was green there making the running. Shane Lyons, representing
Down Royal Fri, 24th Jul, 2020
Chiricahua He's still immature, he's a baby and we asked him a massive ask to run him in the Derby, and it was unfair of us to do that on him with the year it was and without a run. In fairness to Colin (Keane) he looked after him (in the Derby). This is more like it - we'll take baby steps after today and climb up the ranks. He's a horse going forward that we will geld. Being by Camelot we will look forward to him as he's a big, gorgeous, handsome horse that can have a nice campaign next year. He can go on any ground to be fair. He travelled there and he has a touch of class hence why we ran him in the Derby. There are big races to be won with this lad over trips next year.
Curragh Sat, 18th Jul, 2020
Even So She's a lovely filly and she has just thrived week on week,. I was disappointed with her in Naas when she got beaten by Lemista but Lemista has turned out special. I love how she has come on physically. Did I think she'd win an Oaks? - no I didn't but when she won the Oaks trial she earned her right to be here and if you're not in it you can't win it. It's just fantastic and it's good that these owners are now with me, with a good trainer for a change!. They were spoiling Aidan, this thing is easy when you get this type of horse. I was saying how great Aidan is but when you get the horses it's easy!. It's a great result, I'm delighted for Colin and for the team. I was just joking saying we should keep the country in lockdown because it's working for me anyway. I'm thrilled because I love this filly. I thought she was smart. I didn't know what an Oaks filly was but I said if we had one this was her. She's gone and done it so I'm delighted. I'm delighted for the owners. It was lovely to watch, it was different to Siskin. I couldn't breathe watching Siskin but with this one I enjoyed it all the way up the straight. I never had a worried moment which is a strange thing to say. There is no pressure from the owners and they are straight-forward to work for. They've been around a long time and know more than I do. They've picked us for a reason and let us do our job which makes life so much easier. I'd be lying if I said we had a plan, we'll enjoy this. I genuinely didn't think she
Killarney Mon, 13th Jul, 2020
Thunder Kiss Colin was as kind as he possibly could be to her as she doesn't do a tap when she hits the front at home. On form she is entitled to do that. She wants soft ground, will get further but on soft ground she doesn't have to get further. We'll take a breather with her now and look at an autumn campaign; the reason being she needs soft ground. She is an exciting filly and she is the only Night Of Thunder horse we have.
Leopardstown Sat, 11th Jul, 2020
Masen He was very green and very raw but went through the gears the way we thought he would. He idled in front but that's what he does at home. It will be about keeping him relaxed now and hoping he steps forward from that first experience. You would expect him to as we have left a lot of work in him. He's a horse we like and the Tyros Stakes would be an obvious next start for him but he has to keep progressing and mentally has to keep coming with us as well. I think he'll learn plenty for the experience.
Gowran Park Wed, 8th Jul, 2020
Mr Wendell he’s (Mr Wendell) a big baby, a work in progress. It’s grand to get the maiden out of the way. We dropped him back in trip because he does show a lot of speed but in time he will be stepping back up in trip when he knows how to race.