Fairyhouse Sun, 14th Jul, 2019
Eadbhard I wasn't sure if he'd win by quite that far. He just likes to be dropped in and ridden for a bit of luck. I probably got there plenty soon enough but he's won well in the end. We went a good gallop all the way and I think that is ideally what he wants. It worked out well. There were a good few in it with chances but I was happy enough with my lad coming into today. He had a good run the last day when he didn't have much luck and flew home.
Cork Fri, 12th Jul, 2019
Peregrine Run This race was never the plan - the plan was to go to Leopardstown (for a flat maiden) but they changed the rules for the Amateur Handicap at Galway and now a horse has to have run three times on the flat to qualify, so I said I'd stick him into this race and see. It worked out a great opportunity and he was in great form. He has been plenty busy but he is taking his races so well. He is loving it and will now go straight to Galway. He'll be entered in the Plate and the 3m hurdle on the Saturday. We'll see what happens and hopefully he comes out of this race well. I'd love to win a flat maiden with him this year as his easiest options over jumps are now all gone.
Bellewstown Sat, 6th Jul, 2019
Room To Roam I'm delighted for him and for the owners,. We bought him out of the horses in training sale and on his first run he was second to Mr Adjudicator at Leopardstown. We started dreaming about him. He had a few good runs in his first season and then lost his way. He suffered a bad injury here last year, he got a very bad cut, and he lost confidence and everything. He seems to be coming back right. It wasn't the strongest of maiden hurdles. He'll tip away and we'll find something for him. I think a fast run two miles suits him because he can get passing horses. In fairness to Kevin, we were trying to stretch him out in trip before to get him to enjoy it, but when he rode him first time he said to shorten him back up. It's worked today and fingers crossed he goes on. Kevin is riding great. He's knuckled down, he's tipping away and doing everything grand. He has struck up a great partnership with Peregrine Run. He is a good rider and I don't think anyone could knock him about his riding. I think that was his 100th yesterday on Peregrine Run. He's in the yard every morning and he deserves the opportunities he's getting at the moment.
Wexford Fri, 5th Jul, 2019
Peregrine Run He’s an unbelievable horse for the yard. Full credit to everyone at home for keeping him sound and right. He runs on hard ground day in and day out, and he’s just a sounder and happier horse this year. He might be entered in the Galway Plate, and if the ground is quick he could go there. He’s in at Leopardstown next Thursday and I’ll see how he is. I’d love to run him on the Flat as it could give us an option for Galway. If he happened to win it could give him a nice mark for the amateur handicap. Our best chance of good ground in Galway is probably the first few days. He has a nice mark over hurdles and there could be a nice day in him over hurdles if everything goes well and he stays healthy.
Fri, 5th Jul, 2019
Peregrine Run He’s been in great form since he started winning and he’s still in good form at home,. It’s great to see the ground has remained quick for him, so he’s got a good opportunity to back it up, but Henry de Bromhead’s horse (Conrad Hastings) could be hard to beat. We’ve got to give him 10lb, yet we only beat him half a length as a novice.