Gowran Park Sat, 19th Sep, 2020
Epona Plays I thought she was a decent filly last year and she ran a cracking race in Leopardstown. It’s taken her a while to get going but she loves it here. She’s progressing well and they went a proper gallop. Billy said she was just behind the bit lovely all the way, and when he asked her she was always going to respond. He said she did it snugly in the end. I delighted for the owner/breeders Renzo Forni and his daughter Raffaello. That’s the fourth of that family that have won for me and the three fillies have all got black type. She had a little niggle earlier in the year that we have sorted out and she’s coming on the whole time. She’s a lovely scopey filly and goes on any ground.
Curragh Sun, 13th Sep, 2020
Cayenne Pepper That's the real Cayenne Pepper, I don't know what we were doing going a mile-and-a-half with her!. Shane said the way she won there you'd think she'd get a mile-and-a-half no problem but she just doesn't quite see it out. We had a lot of problems with her in the spring and I thought today was the first day she actually looked strong in the paddock. She didn't grow last year and did all her growing in the spring and we had problem after problem. It's sad that Jon Kelly wasn't around to see her but he'll be up there looking down on her. He passed away a week after the Oaks. It's lovely for her to win but it's a bit emotional. We might go to America with her for Sarah to see her, providing everything is okay. She is invited to the QE II in Keeneland three weeks prior to the Breeders Cup so she could go there and then stay over for the Breeders Cup. We'll let the dust settle and see how she is this week.
Cork Wed, 9th Sep, 2020
Ace Aussie He’s a gorgeous horse. He has a massive frame and, like the last filly (Loch Lein), whatever he does this year he’s going to be even better next year. He’s got entries in Royal Lodge and the Beresford, and if he comes out of this okay he’ll go to one of them, but it will be just one more run this year and then we’ll put him away for next year. After he ran he grew on us and we just gave him a break to let him furnish off a bit more. And we had the other horse (Phoenix winner Lucky Vega) and he was in no rush with him. Kate Harrington, representing