Gowran Park Sat, 22nd Jul, 2017
Two For Tea She deserved it. She got a bit lonely on the far side there and came across. Colm said she was always going to hold on. I'm delighted for her, she deserved to win after her two good runs. Where we go now I don't know. She will be a nicer filly next year when she strengthens up. She'll improve a good bit.
Killarney Mon, 17th Jul, 2017
Drumfad Bay She had two good runs against the boys at Naas before going to Ascot but she got a bad bump at halfway and it shuffled her back a bit. She did that very well and mum and the owners will have a chat to see what to do next but we may find something for her during Champions Weekend and will step her up (in class) again.
Leopardstown Thu, 13th Jul, 2017
Sandymount Duke I thought a mile and seven (furlongs) might be a bit short for him, and the only way to ride him is to bowl along. I think he got such a fright coming out of the stalls that it took a little while to get in front but she said he was super all the way. He loves that ground and bounces off it. It's the Galway Plate now and we'll see what happens. He won't mind if the ground is a bit slower. He's won ten races now. A Flat race, bumper, hurdles and chases. He's become a part of the furniture. I think Ronnie (Wood, owner) is going to come to Galway. I was talking to him there (by phone) and he's thrilled.