Leopardstown Sat, 26th Oct, 2019
Psychedelic Funk Obviously it wasn't expected if Colin didn't ride him but I'm delighted for Gary. He normally gets more than that off us in a season, it's been slim enough pickings this year,. I'm delighted for him and delighted for Sean. There has been a lot of patience and he was in the sales this week. Gary rode him the last day and we said we'd give him another season. He's one of the old guys and we'll hold on to him. He's been suffering with allergies or something all year although I'm only guessing what it was. He was just off form. We didn't fancy him coming here but knew that he would handle the ground. If he was back to anything like his old self he was capable of doing that. It's a nice way to end the season. To be honest we were trying to be clever saying 'that's next year's Lincoln horse' but I'd say I've messed that one up!
Dundalk Fri, 25th Oct, 2019
Scream She's good and consistent and she's dropped down the weights. I told the boys that when they go below (a mark of) 70 I don't want them and they agreed that I could head her for this race and we agreed the price. The way she's won you'd expect her to be claimed and I'd wish whoever does the very best of luck. She's good and honest, she operates up here so she's a ready-made horse and ready to rock. She's been good for the syndicate. I thought she was going to be a bit better than she is and maybe I was confusing that she wanted different ground and things but she's honest. It keeps Colin in the hunt for the moment and keeps it interesting.
Navan Wed, 23rd Oct, 2019
Nullifier Credit to Shane (brother and assistant trainer) he called me about five minutes after the run on Sunday and said it had taken nothing out of him. He was right, and Colin also jumped off him on Sunday and said you can drop him back to five if you want. He’s a typical No Nay Never, handles the ground and is a good strong colt. He’s done his job and got us a winner when we needed it. He’s given Colin his 100th winner and keeps him somewhat in the fight. We’ll put him away until next year and hope he grows into a horse. It looks like five or six will be his trip at the minute and he looks like a sprinter as well. Colin said he idled and didn’t know what to do when he got to the front. There should be plenty of improvement over the winter in him.