Gowran Park Sat, 25th Jul, 2020
Epona Plays She deserved that. She's a grand filly and it's great for Renzo Forni, that's the fourth one of the family I've trained and they've all won for me,. The other two fillies were black-type so if we could try and get this one some black-type before the end of the year as well it would be brilliant. I was trying to be greedy at the start of the year a couple of times but finally she's won and I'm delighted. She's still learning the trade. Billy was happy with her there, he said she galloped all the way to the line and liked that ground so we won't be too worried about the end of the year with her. I think she has enough experience now so we'd only be wasting her in a winners race and might try and nab some black-type wherever we can. She's had three hard races in the last three or four weeks so I won't be too greedy now.
Leopardstown Sat, 11th Jul, 2020
Patrick Sarsfield Declan said it was just a nice gallop but he travelled lovely and when the gap came he quickened up really well and did it like a good horse. He just has that one kick and then gallops but you have to hand it to him what he's done in his last three runs. He seems to have improved every time.
Navan Fri, 3rd Jul, 2020
Patrick Sarsfield Declan said he was quite keen today, that a horse just sat on his backside the whole way and he was nearly too keen early. He said he got into a rhythm and he just kept filling him up. He said he picked up nicely and he's galloped the whole way to the line today. He had to work today but it was a very competitive race and it was good money (50k to the winner). That's only the sixth race of his life and he's a big horse so hopefully he'll keep improving. I not sure where Joseph will go with him but hopefully he'll end up getting black-type somewhere. He's won a nice pot so it's good for the owners. Brendan Powell, representing
Curragh Fri, 26th Jun, 2020
Aunt Bee It's great they put that on as an extra race!. She's a lovely filly and she had a lovely run at Naas. There's not much of her but she's got a big heart. He got into a lovely lead there as he had the prime draw there and he couldn't give it away. It's lovely for her owner/breeder David Reid Scott who isn't too well. He was in the Mater for a year and he's in rehab in Dun Laoghaire now. Like the other filly earlier she'll probably go for a winners of one and then try her in a Listed race as they are owner/breeders again.
Curragh Fri, 12th Jun, 2020
Leo De Fury he’s (Leo De Fury) really exciting; we thought a lot of him last year and the ground was a bit soft for him at the backend in Longchamp but he’s wintered really well and I can’t believe he’s won so easy there. Shane said he just dropped him in. I thought there was something wrong as they went so hard and he was so far back but the way he got there he looks like a proper horse. I’d say the Tattersalls Gold Cup will be his next aim. We’ll give him a bit of time between his races.