Fairyhouse Sun, 15th Jan, 2017
Barra she took on two good geldings in her last two runs and she was good there today and she stretched all the way to the line. It rode a good race as they were flat out all the way. There is a Graded mares’ novice back here in a few weeks that she may go for.
Punchestown Sat, 14th Jan, 2017
Definite Ruby I’m riding freelance and ride work for Enda Bolger, Willie Mullins, Gordon (Elliott) and Shay Barry as well. She’s a grand honest mare. I thought the trip was too short and the ground too soft. It was her first run back and I thought she’d come on from it so it was grand and everyone is happy. She could compete in some of those long distance handicap chases again. She won over fences here last year.
Naas Sun, 8th Jan, 2017
Death Duty to be honest I thought they didn’t go fast enough - I thought Blood Crazed Tiger would make them go a good gallop and our lad is just an out-and-out stayer.
Punchestown Sat, 31st Dec, 2016
Dakota Moirette He deserved that after a good run the last day, and we'll try and find a little winners' race for him. It probably wasn't the strongest of races, and he might be the type that will be seen to better effect in handicaps rather than conditions races. He handled conditions well and stays. Olly Murphy, representing
Wed, 28th Dec, 2016
Outlander Don Poli is working very good at home. If he hadn't run at Down Royal I'd fancy him to run well but he was that bad there it was embarrassing,. We'll just keep our fingers crossed with him. He's been hunting, so I hope he's better for that as well. He's in good form so we'll see what happens. Outlander would be the best horse in a lot of yards. Looking at him, you'd say two and a half miles suits him best, but he's versatile.
Limerick Wed, 28th Dec, 2016
Missy Tata she is a good mare and I don’t think two miles is her ideal trip so we decided ride her nice and positive. Her Gold Cup is going to be the 2m4f Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham - she is improving the whole time but I doubt we’ll see the real article until she goes jumping fences. She is straightforward and stays going well and will have one more run or will go straight to Cheltenham. She is one to look forward to.
Limerick Wed, 28th Dec, 2016
Stone Hard we actually had him as a youngster and he was a horse we always thought a lot of. He obviously went to Willie’s (Mullins) and came back to us and today wasn’t a surprise as his work at home was very good. He’ll have to step up now but couldn’t have been more impressive today. He is a horse we think a lot of and might be starting to fill into himself now and is a big shell of a horse. He’s a horse we like.
Leopardstown Tue, 27th Dec, 2016
Noble Endeavor We were hitting the crossbar all week but they are running well. They are not second last though and it’s better to be second than second last. That’s brilliant for Chris Jones. He’s been a big supporter of the yard and I’m delighted to be able to repay him with a nice winner like this. Chris invests an awful lot of money into Irish racing and is one of the main men here at Leopardstown so this is a special day for him and his family. These are the lads that deserve it so it’s great. We were probably a bit further back than we wanted to be early but they went some gallop. We’ve been second in it a few times so it’s nice to win it. Davy has ridden a lot of winners for us over the years but this has to be bang up there. I thought himself and Ucello Conti were the two picks and the ground was just a bit too quick for Ucello but he ran well. It’s a nice race to win. We needed it but they are running well so we are happy. I suppose the Irish National now would be the plan.
Navan Sun, 18th Dec, 2016
Samcro He's a lovely horse, and we like him a lot. Jamie said it was real cat and mouse, and he would have done more in a gallop at home. He may only have one more run this season. He could have a month off and look at Fairyhouse or Punchestown. He's a horse for the future.