Leopardstown Thu, 14th Jun, 2018
Bucky Larson That was grand. He's a kind timid horse. We didn't take him back on his second start in Dundalk and it just didn't work so we learned to take our time and arrive wide and late,. He's still a baby but we think he'll get ten furlongs in time. He's a lovely individual of a horse, he's growing up and I'd say there's another day or two in him.
Roscommon Mon, 11th Jun, 2018
Kestrel Prince I thought we were maybe third, or second at best, so it's a lovely surprise,. He's a grand little horse and will learn plenty from it. It was as rough a two-year-old race as I've seen and we were out of it thank God. That was probably the winning of the race, Colin used his head, took his time and educated the horse. I'm delighted for Damien Nolan who is an old owner of mine but is part of this syndicate. I didn't know it but he's just in from France and has his mother here, so it's nice. There should be plenty of improvement in him but I'd say the secret was just being out of the schmozzle. We'll have a look at a winners race and see if we could go for a premier nursery or something along the line. We'll take what we can and won't get carried away.
Curragh Fri, 8th Jun, 2018
Blue Uluru Could it have gone any more wrong and she still won. They don’t have the pace to lead her and I said (to Colin) would you not let her go on but he said no as you see when she gets to the front that she wanders around. Pure talent got her home. She’s a nice filly and she’s after winning in spite of everything and it’s the next step on where we want to go. Once the handicapper finishes us off then we’ll concentrate.
Fairyhouse Thu, 31st May, 2018
Heavenly Rainbow we liked him (Heavenly Rainbow) but that was a surprise. We had Treasuring by the same sire (Havana Gold) last year and they just show you the minimum at home and seem to come alive on the track. With everything we've seen at home we still didn't think he'd be able to beat the filly (stablemate Palabres) at the weights. It's nice as it's another one that Colin bought to breeze and sold to Vincent (Gaul). They have a nice record together and had that nice horse last year that broke his leg at Naas (Would You Believe). We sold him to Vincent with the view that he could be a cheap little Royal Ascot kind of runner but I wouldn't think so and we'll just have a look at what we have at home. He's qualified now for this series which is a huge bonus to everybody. Vincent hasn't that much to run this year so hopefully he'll pay his way and give him a bit of fun. She's (Palabres) run below par tonight so I have to speak to Sean (Davis, jockey) and see what happened there.
Fairyhouse Thu, 31st May, 2018
Hyperlapse you'd de disappointed with him (Hyperlapse) coming off the bridle. You've to drop him down to a claimer to win and he's only taking the mickey. He's just doing the bare minimum, even at home, but he leads all the work and is a good honest horse. He has plenty of size and he's capable of going on and doing two jobs (flat and hurdling) for someone on that kind of ground. We had no problem dropping him down here to win his race and if somebody claims him for the E20,000 plus his prize-money he's made his value. Colin said he bounced off the ground, loved it, and he'll be a good fun horse for somebody.
Gowran Park Wed, 30th May, 2018
Espere Colin (Keane) said she's lazy and reminds him a lot of Elegant Pose. She can run over anything from a mile to ten (furlongs) but there is a lot of improvement in her. She's still very green as she was in Killarney but she shows no signs of that at home,.
Leopardstown Fri, 25th May, 2018
Casimiro They went a million miles an hour which suited and he stayed the trip well. He'd a bad draw here the last day so there is the improvement but you couldn't argue with his resolution.