Roscommon Mon, 19th Aug, 2019
Helvic Dream He ran well the first day over five, and he hadn't been showing us much at all at home before we ran him,. In Galway he got into a little bit of trouble but Colin (Keane) has loved him all the time. He just couldn't ride today because he had to ride for Ger (Lyons). He was pretty confident that he was a pretty decent horse. I'd imagine he'll go for the final of this series and we'll probably give him another run before that. He's thriving all the time. He's going the right way and hopefully he'll keep going that way. I'd say the ground was an advantage to him. I felt that he mightn't be a real fast ground horse and it wasn't a disadvantage that easy ground. I bought him off Joanna Morgan and she told me 'you have to buy him'. She was right anyway. He hasn't got a great pedigree but he's a very good looking horse, big and strong. Finbar (Cahill) is probably one of the luckiest owners I've ever had and he's been with me from the beginning. He owned one of the real good horses we had at the beginning, Pinch Hitter, who won two Galway Hurdles. He owns half of Dadoozdart and anything he touches seem to be lucky and Tom Hendron who is the other owner had horses with me years ago and he's been a lucky owner too.
Downpatrick Sun, 11th Aug, 2019
Star Adventure We were disappointed in Killarney when she ran but it was a bit soon after the previous run I think,. I actually bought the one that won in Killarney (Glint In Her Eye) the other day, so she looks kind of reasonably good value now. I bred her myself and she is a half sister to Laura Bullion and Union Gap and hopefully there will be a few more winners to come out of that pedigree yet. She tough and she stays well - Gold Well makes her that way. She worked very well last year and she went and won a bumper early on and then she went and cracked her pelvis and missed a whole lot of time.
Roscommon Tue, 6th Aug, 2019
Ificudiwud He was a bit sore after Ballinrobe (where he was third last month) and has done a lot of swimming since. He’s more of a chaser than a hurdler. I don’t know what the plan is and he could be on the September Sales list but we might run him over fences now and see how that goes.