Curragh Mon, 7th Aug, 2017
Comhghairdeas I thought he would win last Monday but I'd say he didn't handle the track as he was beaten after two furlongs. He came out of it well and has been a long time trying to win a maiden. He got a bit weak after being gelded over the winter, and he'll probably be better as a four-year-old.
Galway Mon, 31st Jul, 2017
Spiorad Saoirse He was a bit coltish in Cork so we decided to geld him and he's improved,. It was the owners who wanted to come here really, I thought he wanted another two weeks. He worked well last Tuesday after working moderately in the Curragh the week before. That's obviously brought him on and there should be improvement to come. When he was a colt we were doubting his resolution but he showed it there. I thought we hadn't a strong team this year but that's a grand start. The pressure is off me now. He has a good pedigree as he was a cast off from the Maktoums. He's a half-brother to a horse of Richard Fahey's called Another Touch. He's a good tough hardy horse and looks like he'll get further. I don't know how good he is yet to be honest. I thought he'd need the run today and we'll look for a nursery now. He's still a bit green and you'd have to be happy with him. I wasn't sure about the ground either but he's handled everything.
Naas Wed, 26th Jul, 2017
Emadee she worked in Tipperary where Billy Lee rode her and he liked her a lot. She is a good filly, and we'll take our time with her now and look for black type. I expected her to need the run today and be going for her maiden the next day; we felt she would like six furlongs and some cut in the ground but she's handled five and good ground there.