Naas Sat, 6th Jul, 2019
Aleef He won a lovely pot at Navan for us and he goes on most ground including the all-weather but he would have appreciated that little bit of rain we got this morning.
Curragh Fri, 28th Jun, 2019
Crafty Madam On first impression I thought we were just chinned. I was about to shake hands with Mick Halford and congratulate him,. She's owned by Con Harrington, who used to be our landlord, and he's a good supporter. He's over from London for the day and he's delighted as she's a filly with a big pedigree. She's a half-sister to Profitable so she's a very important filly for the breeding shed going forward. We've a little bit to go in the ratings but we'll try for a bit of black-type along the way. That's a great pot to win and we're delighted to win on Derby weekend. Niall is riding with great confidence. He rides work for us and has always been a very good rider, he's a classic winning rider. With 8-4 he was always going to ride her. He's given her some ride. She had a lovely run for us at Leopardstown. Billy (Lee) rode her to get a feel and see where she'd fall in because she wouldn't be working savage or anything. She met a bit of traffic and ran on very well. She's obviously come forward from there. I felt we might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb and go for the big prize-money. After Leopardstown I said we'd keep her for this. I was just a little worried that the ground was getting a bit tight for her, and drying out, but Niall said we got away with it.