Dundalk Fri, 12th Jan, 2018
She's A Star she's run a few good races but a lot of the time they haven't been going quick enough and she's run very free and takes a lot out of herself. She goes to Leopardstown for the mares handicap hurdle at the Dublin Festival meeting next month. She ran well at Leopardstown at Christmas but she was too free and was getting too much daylight. Philip (Meade, part owner) is no relation but he's from the next parish and has a huge business supplying potatoes and vegetables to the likes of Lidl and Aldi.
Cork Sat, 6th Jan, 2018
Guided By You He has won a maiden and he stays well. He didn't jump at all in his first race but kept galloping to finish fourth. I knew after that, that if he jumped a little better he'd stay and it was a moderate race. We'll see what mark he gets and handicap hurdles over three miles will be his future. Sean (Flanagan) was riding all the Gigginstown horses lately so I thought there was no point upsetting anybody and I left Johnny (Moore) on the other lad. Johnny deserves his chance and rides very well.
Leopardstown Thu, 28th Dec, 2017
Snow Falcon I thought he'd win anyway even if the other fella had stayed in. He's a fair steed and he jumps fences a lot better than he jumped hurdles. He used to blitz hurdles out of the ground and when he missed one he just missed it. Going over fences he's changed and he does everything right. I suppose it was a non event after yer man fell but we won't complain about that. We'll see what happens tomorrow now with the other guy (Moulin A Vent). We were going to run him tomorrow but then when we decided when the other lad won the beginners that he was alright and we'd run him in the Grade One and let this lad wait. He could possibly go to Naas for that three-mile race or come back here for the Festival. He might come back here as he likes that nicer ground.
Down Royal Tue, 26th Dec, 2017
Brace Yourself We bought him from Warren Ewing at the Sales in Cheltenham not that long ago. He recommended him very highly to us and he was right. We did one piece of work with him and Jonny Moore rode him and said he would be hard to beat wherever he goes. We were going to go to Leopardstown with him and then his owner decided he wasn't going to go racing today so we said we would bring him up here and his brother came. He'll go for another bumper. He won't run over hurdles this season, we'll keep him to next year. He'll have another run later on and we'll see how we get on. It's hard to know just where you are with that race because Jamie (Codd on Dorydalis) went a hell of a gallop and he just probably fell in a hole. Nina liked him anyway and he seemed to do it well. He's a racehorse anyway.