Gowran Park Sat, 16th Sep, 2017
Erratic Path We're delighted with that and we've always liked this horse,. We probably made a little bit of a mistake stepping him up in trip too quickly as we felt he was more of a stayer. He has speed and he was a little bit weak at the time to step him up drastically, hence the run at Killarney. On his first run you'd have to fancy him today. Dropping him back in trip has done the trick. He's a brother to Elusive Heights out of a good mare that we trained, a group 3 winner, and he's only going to get better with strength and time. He's a nice horse. We'll have a chat with Patrick (Cooper) and he's a horse with a future. He's acted on that ground and we'll see what's left for him.
Leopardstown Sat, 9th Sep, 2017
Lightening Quick She's very like her mother as she needed every yard of the trip to get up and win today. She holds an entry in the Cheveley Park, a race that her mother won, but the decision we have to make is do we bring her back in trip. At the minute I would say no. It was a good performance and the first two have finished over four lengths ahead of the rest. She is a filly we liked initially but the last two weeks her work has just been average. Gary (Carroll) and Colin (Keane) kept saying to me she is only dossing and going through the motions at home so run her. I'm pleasantly surprised but its what we saw early doors and maybe the closer you get to a race the more watery a trainer gets!. We aimed her for this from way back as the timing is right for the Cheveley Park. We'll have to sit down and decide is it the right thing. Her mother was the same. She gave me the impression that she wanted a mile after her first start, and she got faster and faster. It's a lovely high class problem to have. She will run again somewhere this year but it's just a question of where.
Laytown Tue, 5th Sep, 2017
Silk Cravat He had to come here to win his maiden but he's a horse with plenty of ability,. Colin is a very strong jockey but equally he's a very brainy jockey. He said going out 'if I hit this horse once he'll curl up'. He had the confidence to ride hands and heels and that was the winning of the race. He's the kind of horse that if you hit him once he would be beaten a short-head rather than win a short-head. We have a good record around Laytown, love it, and for horses like this it revitalises them. It's great for the syndicate. If that lad put it in like he does at home he'd have a few more under the belt. Hopefully this gives him confidence and he can move on from there. On a slow five on the Curragh he ran a cracker and that's seven on quick. He has plenty of speed and we should have a bit of fun with him. Shane Lyons, representing
Navan Sat, 2nd Sep, 2017
Blue Uluru She did what we thought she would do and is a filly that we like,. One of the owners, Amy Vaughan King, flew in from Texas for the day to see her run at the Curragh the last day. The ground was wrong but we let her run. On another day we probably would have withdrawn her but she learned plenty from it and got her mark. The other owner is Nicky Varney who is based in New York. The aim is to go black type as she is owner bred but she just has to learn to switch off a tad more. She is just too honest. Hopefully she will be a lovely filly next year. She will probably go for the Blenheim Stakes.
Bellewstown Wed, 30th Aug, 2017
Poetic Light He's still a very immature horse and shied away at the road. He was looking all around him going down to the start. He's definitely a horse for next year and needs to strengthen up and learn how to race. He's a nice horse at home but when he comes to the races it feels like he's having his first day out.