Down Royal Fri, 31st May, 2019
Polly Douglas I saw him (Nathan Crosse) riding Willie's horse (Black Martini in the preceding race) and that's exactly how I wanted him to ride her. She was a little bit tapped for toe early on but she got a nice run through. She's hardy and takes a bit of driving. We are delighted. She has been a great servant and that's six races she has won now. That's her owner David Mooney's 25th winner in all and it is 25 years since he was here last with a winner. She is going to be covered next week by Buratino, so we are hoping that might knock another few pounds out of her. There's a (50-80) handicap in the Curragh and we will wait for that.
Curragh Sat, 25th May, 2019
Daughter In Law She's finally shown what she had been showing us early on in her preparations,. We thought going to Dundalk for her first run she only had to turn up and go but we met a smart filly of Willie (McCreery's). She's improved with every run and her form is stacking up all the time. She just has blistering speed and on the quick ground today it was a matter of getting her out, let her run and point and shoot. She's done the job very well. A fast five is what she wants, she has blinding speed and kept going. Conditions suited her today as well in an auction maiden as she had only 8-1 on her back and she made use of that. She made a lot of supposedly decent horses work. Back a month ago we were saying we were heading to the Queen Mary. It might be jumping things a bit too much but it's a possibility. We'll think about Ascot and there's a future for her anyway.