Punchestown Wed, 18th Oct, 2017
A Sizing Network it took him a while but he's found the winning way and Robert said he jumped brilliantly. He'll go on that ground but I don't think he's a real heavy ground horse. Robert wants to get him into the Topham next year and he feels that's the race for him. He might go to Cheltenham for a race or Aintree but we’ll have to see. He's still a novice so he has that option as well. I think he could stay for ever, it looks like he just gallops and jumps and Robert said he was always going comfortably.
Cork Sat, 14th Oct, 2017
Rickrack . She has a lot of pace and was a bit gassy running over 1m2f but she relaxed very well today and we went a nice even pace. She quickened up well and it was a good pot too.
Thurles Thu, 12th Oct, 2017
Holding Pattern Her owners had to be patient with her and they also bred her. She went to the Sales as a yearling and came back so it's been a long wait for them. She's out of a Kayf Tara mare so there's a good bit of staying there and she did it very nicely. She had run in a schooling race in the spring but we could never get her right. She was right today!. It would be nice to go the black-type route but we'll take it step by step.
Tipperary Sun, 1st Oct, 2017
Jezki That was fantastic and great to come here early in the year and see how he was. He just seems to have got back his old spark. He never really got it back last year, I don't know why, but he has had a good summer and seems well in himself. He did it hands and heels there and he surprised me as I thought he'd blow up. He has class and class won it for him at the end of the day. I have absolutely no plan - I have no idea and I'll enjoy today. He's a great horse and to get him back like that is amazing. . Things never went right last year and in a way I was under pressure too and he was under pressure to get back, having missed a whole year. People probably thought 'that's it, retire him' after his last run last year but we didn't and he's a smashing horse and a pleasure to have around the place.
Tipperary Sun, 1st Oct, 2017
Whirling Dervish He got a lovely education at Galway and is a beautiful relaxed horse and would be asleep in the stalls,. Even though he (O'Donoghue) was niggling him turning in, it was only a matter of when he gave him a squeeze and he took off. He goes to the Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown next.
Gowran Park Sat, 30th Sep, 2017
Alletrix The ground was bottomless in Listowel but she has come on a hell of lot from that run, and needed two and a half miles. She also was getting all the allowances today. She is a very slick jumper and it doesn’t matter if she is in close or not. It’s great that Sally (Rowley-Williams, owner) is here, and she will head into mares' races.
Clonmel Thu, 28th Sep, 2017
A Sizing Network He's been very consistent but I thought he'd never win, and it's only five days after his last run. He has always been a super jumper and has just got confidence now and ran his best race the last day at Navan. He's a gorgeous looking horse and while he is an eight year old, he is actually getting stronger.
Naas Sun, 24th Sep, 2017
Pincheck He couldn't run when I wanted him to in the Cambridgeshire because he came out in spots. I took him out on Irish Champions Weekend as I thought the heavy ground and a mile and a quarter would be too far for him. I wasn't worried about the ground today going a mile. The bit of time I’ve given him has really stood to him. He's really grown into himself. He's been ultra consistent this year, and he'll most likely be put away now and stay in training next year.