Naas Sun, 21st May, 2017
Allography He was dropped a few pounds and we decided to claim five off him with Conor who gave him a very good ride. He kept it simple and is good value for his claim. The ground was too quick and the trip too far at Cork.
Curragh Sun, 14th May, 2017
Irishcorrespondent He's a lovely horse. He has everything. He's got temperament, action, cruising speed and he quickens. He's a very smart horse. We were half tempted to drop him back to seven for the Tetrarch but I thought the ground was very quick for him and I wasn't keen on dropping him back to seven either. This race was here for him so we said we'd take our time. After he won his maiden we entered him in the Guineas at the second entry stage. It's hard on the back of a maiden win to know what you have but I think after that we'd be tempted to take his chance. Shane thought he came forward again. He had a little blow so we left a bit to work on. It's only a fortnight away but the run should improve him. The good ones go on any ground but I just wouldn't want it like the road.
Dundalk Fri, 12th May, 2017
Storm Ryker Not the biggest surprise in the world. He was a horse we liked. He had a good heave, he needed that now. He had been up here to work and he loved the surface. I was keen to get him started. He's a nice horse and has a lot of scope. He'll come on plenty for the race. I'd say he would (go on grass). He's a big, leggy horse and I thought to get him started on that surface on a nice, level track was important for him. He gave a heave half way up the straight and cleared himself. He's a big baby and we had to be patient with him.
Naas Mon, 1st May, 2017
Rehana it went to plan - we said we'd keep it simple with her. It probably wasn't ideal to make the running but she doesn't mind as she's straight forward. Ground is important to her and if she gets her ground she'll take her chance in the (Irish) Guineas. She's so genuine that she handles an ease in it but you'd have to say she's at her best on good or quicker even. We'll see how she is come the (Guineas) time. That will do her confidence good. She's had a couple of races against top class fillies and even her comeback run was good. It's amazing at this time of year if the fillies get their head in front it does a lot for their confidence.
Mon, 1st May, 2017
Rehana She's in very good form. We were very pleased with her first run of the year. She just got tired the last 100 yards,. She will appreciate the fast ground. It's a good race for her and we're looking forward to a big run from her. It's nice to get her out early and she's got her ground. She's always wanted fast ground. She's not always had it so that will be good for her.