Sligo Wed, 3rd Aug, 2016
Jose Echegaray That was grand, that was the plan. I've had this race in mind for a while,. He ran a grand race in Tipperary and then the owner wanted a runner in Galway and he needed that run as he was still green early on. Nothing went right in Galway, which was a better race. He was slow at the start and was slow again today. He's still a bit backward and could be okay. He just needs to learn. He's a good tough horse and will stay further. I'd say he'll be a mile-and-a-quarter horse next year. He probably needs gelding as well looking at his antics today. He carries the Buck House colours as his owner Michael Quinlan is a son-in-law of Michael Purcell.
Galway Thu, 28th Jul, 2016
Planchart I think if they re-ran the race in Naas the last day she’d win and Billy Lee thinks the same way,. That’s as short as she wants to go today, and she won’t run over seven furlongs again. She’s a Listed winner now, and that’s the main thing for Mr Garvey. Every time she runs she finishes well, and we probably over-faced her a few times last year. She works with Creggs Pipes at home and sits in behind which suits her. We have won a Listed race and a Premier Handicap now so it’s been some week. I. I’ve a nice bunch of horses this year. We were unable to sell a few in the breeze-up sales which left us with a few nice ones.
Galway Tue, 26th Jul, 2016
Creggs Pipes She is a great filly to train, and has won her last four now which is not an ideal preparation for a premier handicap,. She's tough and Declan said she didn't handle the track and was hanging. She's in the Matron Stakes and we'll probably let her take her chance now. That will probably be her next race. She keeps improving and, while she goes on any ground, she loves soft ground. She loves racing, and if you leave her out in a paddock she will try to come out over the railing. She will be kept in training next year, and may go to Royal Ascot. We always felt she was a mile and a quarter filly, and she will step up to that trip next year. She has such a high cruising speed that she could make all over five furlongs.