Galway Sat, 5th Aug, 2017
Bubbly Bellini He'd lost his form a bit this year. He'd a bit of a problem with his back and we gave him a break. He had a couple of good runs on fast ground but he loves a bit of a dig in it, and I was praying that he would get in today. He's been a brilliant horse for me all through his career. He's won on the Curragh two years on the trot, he's won a Rockingham and three Premier Handicaps. People were saying I should retire him but I knew there was another day in him. I'm thrilled to bits for him and he's one of my favourite horses ever. He's in again at the Curragh on Monday, and is a horse that takes his races well. He'll have a spin on the beach and we might declare him.
Down Royal Fri, 28th Jul, 2017
Guanabara Bay A very, very competitive race. I just felt today he has dropped back in grade. He's a little bit of a rascal jumping out but he has plenty of ability. We needed Declan (McDonogh) on him to get him up. He got him home so it was great to get it. We have him entered at Galway next week and he will go - it's seven in Galway, he'll go seven or a mile. He'll go there with a decent chance. Hopefully we'll have Declan again, he doesn't like getting off winning rides!
Leopardstown Thu, 27th Jul, 2017
Island Affair Rory said he was either going to be a hero or a villain. He was dropping her out to get her settled and they sort of tied up a bit in front but she stayed on well. We'll try and sell her if we can,. Eamonn Reilly bought her for us in Tatts last year for 5 grand, and she's repaid us thank god. The only thing is I'll have to give some of this money to the wife (Hazel, part owner)!. I'd be struggling without these claimers. It gives you a good chance.