Curragh Sun, 20th Aug, 2017
Treasuring She has a great temperament. If you are going to have a negative it’s that she resents the stick. But she’s always done that and she’s trying her hardest for you anyway. She’s a revelation and has done nothing but improve from her first run to here. She’s out and out game, and we’ve got winning black type for her which is a great bonus. I can only imagine that she will keep developing into the winter and be a nice three-year-old. It’s great for the owners as they own the sire and for the team in general.
Curragh Sun, 20th Aug, 2017
Gobi Desert Ideally he should have been in the race yesterday. I had three or four options for this race but they all fell by the wayside and we said we'd go with this fella. Ideally I'd like to have started him over six, and he got tired in the last furlong. He's a horse that I'll bring back to six. There is a winners' race in Naas and I'll have to keep this one and the winner yesterday apart. This horse has a little bit of quality about him, and will be a nice horse for the future if I still have him. I'd have been very confident of him in yesterday's race but it's just the way things fell and I don't want them all going against each other. He's a horse that we like and he likes the ground. He'll handle better. I'll concentrate on six until he tells me otherwise. He's a nice straight forward horse, and has plenty of stamina on the dam line.
Curragh Sat, 19th Aug, 2017
Would You Believe Colin had this horse as a breeze up and he always liked him. He sold Reckless Endeavour to Vincent (Gaul, owner). We don't really like them going to the breeze ups so it was a no-brainer. We brought him up to the yard and he never went back to Colin's. He handles the ground being by Dream Ahead and Colin feels he could handle it a bit better and a bit worse so that's an advantage this time of the year. He could drop back to five furlongs as well. For one of ours to win first-time out is great. There is an awful lot of improvement and he was green beforehand. He's a nice genuine horse and Colin was adamant that he was for Vincent even before we got him.
Dundalk Fri, 18th Aug, 2017
Reckless Endeavour we took a gamble dropping back to six and it paid off. We knew with the likes of Geological in the race they'd go hard so it would be a good true run race and if he was able to lie up with them he would kind of be the class horse of the race. Hopefully that will give him a bit of confidence because really the handicapper has him. He has been hard on him as he's ran all year and he hasn't dropped him. We had to drop him back to six to try something else. It worked as they've gone hard and he loved that surface. He said they went hard but he came into his own at the furlong pole. We'll look at those six furlong races up the Curragh if it's not too slow.
Tipperary Fri, 11th Aug, 2017
Treasuring That was grand. When we saw her Nursery mark we said it was worth a chance over a quick five (furlongs). Soft ground would make it a test and we think she wants a bit further. She is showing plenty of boot and had a hiccup before Down Royal which left her a tad shy for that race so we knew she was better coming here than going there. The plan was to come over (to the stands' side): historically there is, what they call it in Lingfield, a golden highway here. Whatever chance we had, it had to come out wide. We'll now have a look at something like the Round Tower or Curragh Stakes at the end of the month and start hunting black-type with her.
Roscommon Tue, 8th Aug, 2017
Ball Girl It's horrible ground and she's learned nothing. She's dead honest and he kept it simple. She got very tired being out alone in front. We are in the winners' race at the Curragh this weekend. I thought we had to have an entry in it as it's a 30 grand race. We'll see how she comes out. The plan was that was just to be a piece of work to her tonight but the ground might have made it more difficult. We still have that as an option. We won't be in a rush stepping her up in trip. He (Colin Keane) said you would have no problem bringing her back in trip.
Naas Wed, 26th Jul, 2017
Psychedelic Funk the first thing to say, is what was I doing running him over six furlongs?! I had no idea if he would get the trip, and we had to find that out tonight - I'm actually for once happy!. When Colin (Keane) got off him after finishing second to Caravaggio here the last day he said this gets further, and I said if he gets further then he's a good horse. We were going nowhere in the other division, and he's so lazy and so heavy we can't get him fit at home. He was going nowhere turning in and Colin said he half panicked on him, and then you see what happened. I actually enjoyed watching that! . We've learned plenty and he is a good horse; he’s not ground dependant as long as I don't run him with firm in the ground description. He's answered a lot of questions tonight, and we have got a Brendan Bracken substitute in the offing from now on. He's a nice horse to have.