Curragh Fri, 9th Aug, 2019
Master Matt He was unlucky last night (in Leopardstown) but that’s the way it goes. I wasn’t sure about the ground tonight as he never really ran on anything worse than good, but he’s a big strong horse and I was happy enough to let him take his chance. He can be a bit of a monkey in the stalls and acted up in Limerick and Down Royal. That’s why he’s loaded last. Billy (Lee) said he doesn’t do a thing when he hits the front.
Galway Sat, 3rd Aug, 2019
One Cool Poet It is brilliant and I'm shocked and it is dream stuff for me. He has been up and down to the yard all week and was out in the field on Wednesday, had a hack on Thursday morning, same on Friday and then today. He was really relaxed and chilled out in the parade ring and I was going to tell Billy (Lee) that I thought he was better today but was nearly afraid to say it! . Busted Tycoon did it a few years ago but that was on the flat and over hurdles and this lad is the first to do three on the flat (at the Galway Festival).
Galway Thu, 1st Aug, 2019
One Cool Poet He is brilliant; he couldn't win for a year and then wins twice in the week, winning at a mile and back up to 1m4f,. I knew he would be well up to running again as he ran one day after another last year and was placed on both runs and he could run again on Sunday, but unless Billy (Lee) can ride him over hurdles! . He's the sort of horse who thrives on racing and I'll have a chat to Ollie (Ryan, owner) and make a decision about Sunday.
Galway Tue, 30th Jul, 2019
One Cool Poet I even got there too soon!. I just got out of a pocket down in the dip and I gave him a squeeze and he has leapt on the bridle and I got there and I got there and I just tried to bide my time before 'go'. In fairness when he stuck his head in front he was just doing enough. He's a clever old boy, but thank God he won. At long last! In the last year he has been second or third nine or ten times but today was the day to do it. Over one mile four furlongs he is travelling too well and tends to stop in front when the other horses aren't carrying him. He travelled incredibly well again today and Bill (Lee) said he has some gears. It was a little bit of an unknown running him over a mile and half a furlong today but it worked out well and had no problem today. He has a couple of entries later in the week and will run again. I'm delighted for Ollie Ryan, from Tullamore, who is the main man in the syndicate and has been very good to me in the last couple of years.