Dundalk Fri, 23rd Mar, 2018
Reddot Express I can't say that was expected,. I was at Goffs sales and he was walking around the ring and I looked in and said 'god I know that horse'. He was on a loose page and I didn't have it with the catalogue. I heard the auctioneer say Reddot Express and he was only making two grand so I said sure we'll have him. I stuck up my catalogue and he eventually took three grand off me and knocked him down. I actually bought him as we have a couple of apprentices there and I thought he'd get them going. We were scratching our head a bit and we brought him along as he was in great shape. It's a pleasant surprise. He won six grand there and he cost three so that's not bad. How good a race it was time will only tell but he was the best of them on the night which is the important thing. Some lad might rob him on me for five grand but anytime I can turn three grand into eleven I'm happy. If he's claimed he's claimed. He's a great old horse and has always been a good servant.
Dundalk Fri, 23rd Feb, 2018
Blackgold Fairy She's a smart filly. She loves the surface and is a real good moving filly. She had a run here in November and was very green on the night so we said we'd take our time with her,. Pat said she rode like a really nice filly. It wasn't the plan to make it but from his wide draw he got up there handy, and she picked up in the style of a nice filly. I think she's a Stakes filly and if I'm happy with her on Monday morning I might make an entry for her here next Friday night in the Listed (Patton Stakes) race. It's not ideal because I was waiting for that fillies only maiden.