Naas Mon, 18th Jun, 2018
Full Disclosure That's great. He owned by Frankie Campbell who is a very lucky owner and a very good supporter. Unfortunately he's in Spain at the moment. He's been a very frustrating horse. He's had plenty of bits and bobs wrong with him. We ran him with a tongue-tie and he just wouldn't go at all. We were about to give up with him and I used him as a lead horse, took the tongue-tie and all the apparatus off his head, and the other horse couldn't get to him. So I thought right one more go. This was the last chance saloon. He did it well and Billy gave him a great ride. We'll have to keep going now and he might turn up at Down Royal on Saturday if he gets in. I'm delighted for the owner. At least we've got a wee bit of payback.
Naas Mon, 18th Jun, 2018
Spinning Memories She's a real nice filly and we've liked her for a while,. She's been doing everything well at home. We were hopeful of a good run but you never know until you get here. Billy gave her a lovely ride, kept her nice and settled, and she put it to bed very easily. We'll take baby steps, see where we go from here, see what there is coming up for her and see which direction and how quick we go with her. She is entitled to come on from that as she's having as good blow. We do think a lot of her but first time out you've got to let her progress as she's able. I was very impressed. Because I thought she might go in tonight, and that's rare I would think that, I have looked up the program book a bit but it's very tentative and I want to talk to the owners. She should be okay for Derby weekend but we have to see whether or not that's a bit soon. There are several options but I want to talk to connections first. We'll see if the handicapper gives her a mark after that. The premier fillies handicap at the Curragh was one thing I was looking at but it just depends on the mark. To win five lengths here she might be already too high for a handicap. We'll see.
Downpatrick Sun, 17th Jun, 2018
Touchedbyanangel We ran him here the last time over a longer trip and we thought we'd bring him back. It went well and he loves that ground and loves the track. He's a handy horse with a good attitude. Andrew (Lynch) knows him well and gave him a great ride and said we would just try and be positive and we rode him as we said we would. It worked out perfectly. The other horse (Go Guarantor) ran well. He's a reluctant participant at times so unfortunately he had to be beaten by one of my own but at least he has shown a wee bit of form now. He has plenty of ability so hopefully that's something to work with.