Dundalk Fri, 8th Dec, 2017
Pivotal Connection she's a filly we liked and as with all of these maidens we had a backlog with our horses this year and we are just getting them out now. I was disappointed slightly with her last run, when we thought she'd nearly win, and she came back to form there tonight. We thought the outside draw might be tricky and I just asked Chris (Hayes) to keep it simple. She jumped well and he gave her a lovely ride, nice and sweet. Hopefully she's progressive - we certainly think she is and there is more to come. She's a well-bred filly, being by Pivotal out of a Galileo mare, so it's nice to have her bracket now and hopefully she'll kick on from that. She loves that surface and she's one I wouldn't mind keeping for next year because she's a nice mover, has a good attitude, does things well and Chris said afterwards 'I think she's improving'. She's also thriving which is always a good sign.
Dundalk Wed, 6th Dec, 2017
Financial Conduct He thoroughly deserved it as he’s run very well in defeat,. He was probably unlucky as he blew up the first time, then got into trouble and then got left in front and was done late on. Shane said he’s still green enough in front and wandered a bit. He’s a big horse that’s improving and is certainly putting on weight which is a good sign. We love him at home, and hopefully he’ll go on from here.
Dundalk Fri, 17th Nov, 2017
Play It Cool They are three nice horses. We've had a bit of a backlog from earlier in the year and are just getting them out. It was an opportunity to run and we only have one more mile and a half maiden left so we had to run them all,. It was a bit unfortunate to take yourself on. I thought there was a possibility that could happen but not sure which order it might be. The winner is a nice well-bred horse and to come off the back of a run was great. The second is a lovely big scopey horse and one to develop, and the third is a very nice horse and was just beaten by greenness. He's only done one piece of work away. It's certainly a nice evening's work!. I'd like to win with the other two, and I have another couple to run here. There is one mile and a quarter maiden and one mile and a half maiden left here.