Leopardstown Sun, 21st Jun, 2020
Turbine it's his first run in a long time but he's been ready to run a while. He was ready to run before the lockdown and we've kept him ticking over - he was ready today. I think the handicapper has given him a chance and along with Joey's claim it's been a huge help to him. He probably was well in today. He probably should have been in the big handicap next weekend but he wouldn't have got into that without winning. There are a couple of options for him and Galway will be on the cards as he's ran well there before. He's a solid horse and he could go back jumping too later in the summer. He'd been getting chinned making the running before and I told Joey only make it if you are getting it easy. He is a good lad, he's able to use his head and figure it out for himself. They all ran well. Big Baby Bull was fourth and Atlas sixth. They are running very well and I couldn't be happier.
Naas Sat, 20th Jun, 2020
Make A Challenge It’s good to see the horse back. We brought him to Doha and he didn’t have much of a winter break. He’d no luck out there — he was drawn wide and got shoved off the bend and the ground was too hard. We were just thankful to get him home in one piece,. He was working with Sceptical a few weeks ago. He probably got disappointed when Sceptical edged him out once or twice. It wasn’t good for his head so we worked him with some lesser types and got his confidence back up. There is a fair chance he could go for the Greenlands next weekend. There are plenty of options and keeping him and Sceptical apart is our biggest problem. I think five is his best trip. Like Sceptical today he just got gobbled up late on in the Group 1 at Ascot last October. Joe gets on great with him and Joey Sheridan gets on great with Sceptical. They might meet one day but for the moment we’ll try and keep them apart. We ran Sceptical today as we felt he needed the extra few days (after his run at Naas). He ran his heart out. Frankie (Dettori) was critical of himself for committing too soon but I wasn’t. I thought we just got outstayed on the day on dead ground by hardened campaigners which we are not. I think we can come forward again from that. We are looking at the July Cup and long term the Flying Five for both of them. Frankie said on better ground and conserving a bit more energy that six would be no problem. There is also the Nunthorpe and I would be favouring
Gowran Park Thu, 11th Jun, 2020
Mulzamm He needs to be delivered on time and Joe was brilliant on him,. He is owned by a syndicate set up by my secretary, Jessica Cahalan, and he'll be kept busy during the summer.
Navan Wed, 10th Jun, 2020
Boughtinthedark last year she was always on the weak side and she had been running okay without getting in the money. She did super over the winter and she was ready to run two months ago. It's great as they are lovely owners and really good supporters of mine. They love the filly, it's a pity they can't be here but it's the same for everyone and they'll be delighted sitting at home. It's their only horse and they absolutely adore her. I'll look for something similar now. I tried to put her in at the Curragh at the weekend but it was a 50-70 and she's only 44. Sometimes you want them low but it doesn't always pay to be that low. I think there is a race at Tipperary over five in two weeks.
Naas Mon, 8th Jun, 2020
Sceptical He’s a special horse and so easy to train. I’m delighted for Jim Gough and James McAuley. They picked him out. Jim’s gutted he’s not here as he loves his racing but he has a good horse and he’ll probably go to Ascot next week for the King’s Stand,.