Naas Sun, 18th Oct, 2020
Wood Ranger I was trying to get him into the main race (Foran Auction Race Final) but it’s nice to pick up the (Plus 10) bonus here. He’s probably a seven-furlong horse but we had to run him with the good prize-money here today. A good strong gallop suited him. It’s tough old ground out there and he’s a hardy horse. We’ll try and find another race for him as he loves that ground.
Curragh Thu, 15th Oct, 2020
Lustown Baba That ground was holding today but Leigh (Roche) said she loved it. I thought she was a bit too far back but Declan (McDonogh, rode stablemate Downforce) said they went very hard early on so it probably suited her. I thought she did it well there, she loved that ground and is an improving filly. She's an exciting filly for next year. It was tacky today, Leigh was out the back but there is no muck on him. The syndicate were patient with us last year and have been patient this year as they were looking for races during the summer but I said 'lads we can't run this one on quick ground yet as she's a big filly and needs more time'. Their patience has paid off. I'm delighted for Finn Sheedy, who bred her, as I think that's the first black-type in the family. That's it for the year, she's after having two quick runs. I thought she was far relaxed today and what more could we ask of her. We'll have plenty of time next year for her. She's a fine big filly.
Curragh Sun, 11th Oct, 2020
Lustown Baba She had been working well and is a different filly on that ground. The syndicate of lads that own her had great fun last year and won the Foran race. She’s been second to two good horses this year, and the stiff six suits her. She was able to get a lead today and they went a good strong gallop which really suited her. She’s in here on Thursday in the Testimonial Stakes so she will run in that. There is rain forecast tonight and the more the better. She’ll stay in training next year as she hasn’t done much this year with the way the ground was. She’s a big strong filly.