Dundalk Wed, 8th Nov, 2017
Palariva She’s a very honest filly who wants every yard of a mile but still has plenty enough toe to make good of a bad draw there. She goes on this surface no problem but Colin thinks that when the gallop is riding heavy she gives him the feel that she will go on slow ground as well. I don’t think there is a winners’ race over a mile coming up soon enough so that could be it until the spring.
Naas Sun, 5th Nov, 2017
Inscribe This horse was put away in case we needed him for Colin. We didn’t need him and debated whether we would run or save him for the (Irish) Lincoln. His first race next year will probably be the Lincoln.
Dundalk Fri, 3rd Nov, 2017
It's Two O Clock It's grand to have a winner near the end of the season in Lynne's colours. Ger loved him in Goresbridge Breeze Ups and did a deal with Jim McCartan from Mullingar. He's a great temperament horse, plenty of speed at home, and we got it right as we had another horse in the race but left him at home as Colin was confident with the breeze up underneath him that he'd have the experience to go first time out. He took a little bit of time to warm up and showed great mental attitude for a horse first time up. There was a bit of bumping in front of him and he went through the middle as if it was his second run.
Dundalk Wed, 1st Nov, 2017
Overcoming Patience has paid off with him. We ran him a few months ago but he was colty. We ran him to kind of teach him his job and he was just weak, and got a little upset at the start,. We took our time with him and if Colin wasn't going for the championship we might not have run him as we do like him. It was only in the last month that he started telling us that he had strengthened up and was really appreciating the little bit of time we gave him. There was plenty of talk for a couple of horses in this race and it scared us a little bit but we actually thought this lad would run well tonight and that it would take a good one to beat him. The horse that finished second is a nice horse and finished third behind a nice one of ours (McMunigal) so that was a nice line and he's after franking that. He wants a trip and we're really looking forward to this lad. Thanks to China Horse Club and Mick Flanagan for keeping the faith. We're going to treat him with a bit of respect as it was always next year with this lad. That's it now, he's done his job for Colin, he'll have a nice rest. He's a handy horse and it won't take a lot to get him going again. He'll have a break now and we'll see how he is after Christmas.
Navan Wed, 25th Oct, 2017
Il Piccolo Grande He works really well at home, and David Spratt has joked all summer that this lad will win when you don’t expect,. It’s really down to the way Colin is riding and we had to get into the horses head. You need to arrive late and wide, and don’t give him any excuse to lie down.