Clonmel Thu, 1st Oct, 2020
Casamari Abbey He deserved to win as he has been running consistently enough. He used to get very upset going racing whereas he has settled now. I'm delighted for Richie Condon and for the owners Stephen Murphy (Clare) and Seamus Hennessy (Limerick). Stephen (Murphy) got Cillin Leonard ( jump jockey who started with Fahy) going in England and gave him the chance initially and stuck with him. Both Stephen and Seamus are as loyal, and they'd want to be to have a horse like Casamari Abbey as a lot of other lads would have him gone. We'll look for something similar next and Richie (Condon) has broken his duck in Ireland now. Richie is with me six days a week and doesn't know when to stop working; that's hard to see nowadays and he deserves every ride he gets.
Listowel Fri, 25th Sep, 2020
Drop The Anchor That was a great pot to win and he won his bumper here on similar ground (in 2018). I had a few horses beaten recently that ran well but thought I'm never going to get a bit of luck!. The non-runners were a big help, and it was his first run back, but funny enough he can run well first-time. The jockey was claiming 5lbs from a low weight and, to ride a winner in the race before it, he is on fire so it is unbelievable. That was his first ride for me and I'm delighted with him, the horse, the owner and Aoibhinn (Walsh) for bringing him down. I'm delighted racing is still on and giving people a chance to make a living. I'll look for something similar with the horse and, depending on what the owners say, he might go up in trip if the ground isn't as soft next time.