Navan Wed, 19th Oct, 2016
Imagine If it was closer than we would have liked but he got it done. He hung and he has problems in his knees so couldn’t have it soft enough. When he has conditions in his favour we think he could be very smart. The reason you haven’t seen him (during the summer months) is because his knees are sore and open. We hoped to win last Sunday (second at Naas) and put him away but to come back and do that, ‘A’ was a bit quick and ‘B’ we were asking a lot of the knees. You could see him hanging and it’s not through badness, it’s just through immaturity and pain. Hopefully we’ll get everything settled down and I’d say he could grow into a very smart horse but he’ll need soft ground.
Naas Sun, 16th Oct, 2016
Wayside Flower It would have been a disappointing year if I didn't win with her as we thought a fair bit of her early doors and her early form was good. I just took the view that we'd drop her back and let her do it the hard way. She didn't like passing horses the last couple of times. I don't know what kind of level that was but she's won her maiden and it's no more than she deserves. I think she goes to the sales now. I've done my job.
Fri, 14th Oct, 2016
Room To Roam We were in the nursery tomorrow but I made the call to come here for the median auction race,. He wants every yard of a mile and that’s definitely a furlong too shy for him. We put the blinkers on to sharpen him up because of the trip and it’s after working out. Nine times out of ten it doesn’t work for us. We’ll put him away for the year. He wants a trip next year and is a mile-and-a-quarter horse. He’s not ground dependent and is a lovely honest horse. The Fast Company’s are like that - good honest horses. He had a good long break. He’s been there ready to run for ages but I gave other horses priority. I thought he’d get his turn and took a gamble on this.
Dundalk Fri, 30th Sep, 2016
Glastonbury Song He's a lovely horse. Mentally he's very very immature. It's been one step forward, two back with him all year,. He's a horse for next year and we'll put him away now. He's a horse we think a lot of. He's done that well. He was as green as grass, walked out of the stalls, and had to be good to win the way he did.