Ballinrobe Fri, 21st Sep, 2018
Dont Hesitate We've been keeping that name for a good horse,. It's the mountain overlooking our yard. He's a half-brother to Blackstairmountain. My mother bred him - so she deserves a lot of credit. That's what he's been doing at home. He's a horse with a lot of gears and a lot of ability. He's a full brother to Diamond Hill but Blackstairmountain is obviously the star in the family. This fella might give him competition for that though. He jumps well as well - he jumped all the roads there!
Clonmel Thu, 20th Sep, 2018
Kerry Star she is a brave filly and got racing from a long way out and was very gutsy to maintain her stride the whole way up to the winning line. The second horse was giving her a fair test of it. We might go for a maiden hurdle next or else possibly go for a Listed mares' bumper at Gowran. She isn't the biggest but has a big heart.
Listowel Fri, 14th Sep, 2018
Dorrells Pierji We had planned in running in him in the bumper tomorrow but we're running another two mares instead and we let him take his chance today. I thought he was a decent horse but that performance looked very very good. He pulled too hard early on and Paul did his best to settle him and then when he was in front he got a little breather into him. When he turned for home he gave him a squeeze and he opened up and he looks like a really nice staying hurdler in the making.
Listowel Thu, 13th Sep, 2018
Orion d'Aubrelle Paul found himself in a pocket the whole race as he thought they were going to go much faster but they didn’t go a good gallop. When he switched out the horse seemed to find another gear. He’s improved and hopefully can go on from here and win a few more chases. He’s got a lovely pedigree. Last year he wouldn’t do anything for us on soft ground, and we have done a few things differently with him this season which seems to be paying off. He probably wants a longer trip. John Coleman was a good patron of ours who died recently and that’s the first winner we have trained for his wife Joanne who has taken over the colours. Hopefully it’s the start of a good season as they have a few nice young horses with us.
Listowel Wed, 12th Sep, 2018
Quick Grabim He was a nice bumper horse and got injured after a fall (at Leopardstown) and has been off for a long time. We kept him in and have been waiting for a bit of nice ground and a maiden hurdle that suited him. Today was the day,.
Listowel Sun, 9th Sep, 2018
Scaglietti She is a half-sister to Sesenta who won the Ebor for us and she is only slightly bigger than her. Sesenta was one of the smallest we've ever had. She was very green and did well to win because she had to come quite wide, which wasn't ideal. Often with those small fillies in bumpers, a clear run is worth a lot and I think she'll improve a lot. There is the Listed Mares' Bumper in Gowran and we'll consider that but Willie is in (South) Korea so we'll have to wait and see.
Sun, 9th Sep, 2018
Wicklow Brave He’s fallen into some nice opportunities this summer,. He hadn’t won for a long time previously so it’s doing his confidence the world of good because he’s been difficult to place. He’s a little bit older and probably not quite as good as he used to be to compete at the very top level and carry top-weights in handicaps, so these races have been great for him.
Downpatrick Mon, 27th Aug, 2018
Royal Rendezvous We got a little messed around at the start in Galway. It didn't go to plan and he ran very keen. Today we decided we would just let him use his stride and let him gallop and that's what we thought he might do in Galway. We think he is a very good horse. I'm not sure whether he'll go for a winners' bumper or he'll go jumping. I think what he shows us at home says he's a good horse, so hopefully onwards and upwards from there.
Kilbeggan Fri, 24th Aug, 2018
Solindian We've had Carter Mckay and Castello Sforza run in Sheikh Fahad's personal colours (Pearl Bloodstock) but this is our first runner in these colours (Qatar Racing Limited - the Roaring Lion silks),.