Roscommon Mon, 13th May, 2019
Tipitena She was a little bit keen the last day in Cork but we learned from that to settle her today. She quickened up beautifully up the rail and that bit of speed seemed to catch them out. I have her in the Group 3 Munster Oaks (June 14) in Cork and she’ll probably go for that. She’s a grand big filly and is still learning her game. She gave a good blow there so she’ll improve again. That’s the quickest ground she’s run on.
Curragh Mon, 6th May, 2019
Ickworth She's a sharp little filly and I was delighted to see the drying ground all week. I'd say a bit quicker ground would suit her even better. She's very easy to deal with once she gets out on the track. She's a little bit busy at times but she settled lovely and it suited us to get a lead into the race. Everything worked out well and she quickened up well and ran right through the line. Sheikh Mohammed loves to have runners in Royal Ascot and she's going to love the fast ground so if I can just keep her sound until then would be the thing. I don't think she'll run before that.
Mon, 6th May, 2019
Ickworth She has a nice draw. She showed plenty of speed the first day, and hopefully she does again,. She’s in good form, and I'm looking forward to seeing how she gets on - and it will be nice to run her on some nice ground. The ground will be lovely there tomorrow, because it will be fresh ground. Jim's horse franked the form, and you’d like to think ours will come on for her first run - because she seems to have strengthened up a bit.
Dundalk Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Windham Belle I was very disappointed in Naas - I fancied her in Naas because the conditions of the race suited her like today. She came up on the bad ground and there is a huge bias in Naas at the minute. I told him (Nathan Crosse) 'you have to get her out sharp today' because she has plenty of speed and I said to be careful going round the bend because she has never been round a bend. She was good and professional. She had been working very well before Naas and I was very disappointed in Naas. I'm delighted as she was only a seven grand purchase for a new woman (Carmel Delaney) who would be a cousin of John O'Dwyer who bred the Champion Hurdle winner Rock On Ruby. He introduced me to her.