Tipperary Thu, 29th Aug, 2019
Rule The Sea He was working very well at home but, to be honest, I thought he wanted a bit further. He had a very good draw, and we kept it very simple. I told Paddy to jump out good and smart, and he carried out his instruction perfectly. It was the horse's first time in a handicap. He showed us plenty at home but he just took a while to mature. I said to Paddy that he wanted a mile or a mile and one, and that if he jumped well not to be afraid to send him and, in fairness, he gave him a super ride for a kid having his first winner. He’s got a future in front of him.
Killarney Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019
Born By The Sea That was well deserved but most importantly Rocket Lad and David are up okay,. A lot of thanks must go to John Bleahen who mentioned the horse to me, and my wife Natalie is into him with three guys from Moycullen. They had a horse with me before that got a fall and was killed one day at Fontwell. This fella will probably step-up in trip now.
Killarney Mon, 15th Jul, 2019
Shared Ambition We've always liked this fella - he is a big strapping horse and we gave him plenty time,. He is related to a lot of good horses and I can't wait to run him in Stakes races. He has a big future and we always said we'd wait with him to fill up his frame. We'll probably go back in trip to a mile or 1m 2f in a Stakes race next. Robbie thought he was a bit green still but I was impressed he could quicken off that pace.
Leopardstown Thu, 11th Jul, 2019
Magnetic North that was great and I’m delighted for Rory as he was to ride him in the Lincoln but the horse didn’t get in. He’s ridden work for me, and gave him a beautiful ride. I was surprised he got away with the ground. He toughed it out but Rory said he wouldn’t want that too often. This was worth so much and the race broke up a lot so I had to take a chance. He’ll be entered in all the big handicaps at Galway, and I think he’s more effective on soft ground. It’s not that I target Galway but I just have a lot of soft ground horses. If it’s only yielding (at Galway) the mile might be a bit sharp for him but if it gets soft there are more options.
Fairyhouse Fri, 14th Jun, 2019
Swelltime We fancied him a little, although not as much as it might seem (40/1 this morning and returned at 9s). He’s very one paced but he stays going well, and I’d say he’ll jump a hurdle in time. We decided to make use of his strength which was going to be staying and he kept on well.
Kilbeggan Sun, 2nd Jun, 2019
Beat Of The Sea Ryan got into a bit of bother but lucky enough she was good for him. She pinged the last even though she didn't have a lot of light at it, and she battled all the way up to the line. She wasn't winning out of turn. She disappointed us in Downpatrick the last day, possibly it was due to her first run in a handicap and maybe I went back too quick with her. She had run well around here which is a big plus, and we might come back here for something.