Limerick Sat, 21st Apr, 2018
Sunnyhill Lad Last year I was only feeling my way with two years olds and thought he was a two year old but Pat Smullen rode him one day at Leopardstown and said he's far from a two year old and to put him away. He has come back a much stronger horse,. But to be honest I wasn't expecting that as we weren't sure about the trip. He ran an ok race at Cork the last day on that type of ground but we weren't certain about the trip and it is hard to go into a first handicap and be confident. Killian (Leonard) said the further he went, the stronger he was getting and he flowed into it lovely. It's surprising but we're happy and the handicapper can't be too hard on him. We'll keep him to 1m2f-1m4f and go for another handicap and he could be a lovely horse for us down the line.
Fairyhouse Tue, 17th Apr, 2018
Youcantcallherthat she's improving all the time but I thought it was going to be hard today giving 8lb and back in trip on tacky ground. She didn't travel great but from three out I knew nothing else was going real well either. She's a dream mare and after the last day we said we'd go for one more mares race and put her away for a bit. The boys live very close to Ballybrit (Galway) but the ground might be a bit good there but she'd love the track and the trip in the Galway Plate. We'll see what the handicapper does and I think she's 87 over hurdles so we'll try and exploit that somewhere and she should be able to scrape home off that!. Things couldn't be better and I'm really enjoying it. I have a great bunch of staff to work with and great owners. I really love the job and hopefully it'll keep going the way it's going.
Cork Sun, 15th Apr, 2018
Allegio I know it was only four runners but they have to go through the ground. Last year we thought he was a good ground horse but he has turned inside out over the winter. Seamie (Heffernan) said all last year he was on the weak side,. I'm not sure where we go from here but he is very good and I think the handicapper can't be as harsh as the winning distance because the others couldn't go. There are handicaps for him at the Guineas and Derby weekend and we'll also see what's in the U.K. We'll see how the handicapper reacts but hopefully he won't react the way he could if he wanted.