Wexford Mon, 26th Oct, 2020
Final Orders He has been threatening to do that. I thought the way the race was being run that it would suit him. They went a good gallop and he came from off the pace. He showed us enough at home to suggest there was races to be won with him. He will mix it between the flat and jumping now. He is young and he is game. The last day (sixth at Gowran) things just didn't work out and we put a line through that. I wasn't sure about the ground today but he handled it anyway. I'd say he wouldn't want really deep ground being by Camelot, but Simon (Torrens) said he handled it well enough.
Tipperary Sat, 3rd Oct, 2020
Current Option that's my first Group winner on the grass; it's so easy after 20 years!. This is brilliant and is great for the lads; this horse keeps improving and we've had so much fun with him. It is great for the Dooley brothers in England and the late Bart O'Sullivan was a great supporter too and only for them I wouldn't be here. He wasn't a cheap horse (85,000gns at Tattersalls in July 2019) but he has well and truly covered himself long before today and today we are in bonus territory. We'll see what's on the agenda in Ireland but more than likely he will go out foreign to the the middle east for some of their festivals. We haven't killed him with racing this year either way and we'll sit back and think about things now.
Curragh Sat, 26th Sep, 2020
Santa Barbara She’s a big powerful filly with loads of class. She was just ready to go racing. She travelled very well through the race. There is a good chance she won’t run again this year. We just needed to get a run into her and she’s going to be lovely for next year.
Dundalk Fri, 25th Sep, 2020
Conor Hogan We're delighted that he's won as he's been knocking on the door for so long,. It's his first run on the track, he liked it and he'll be back here again I'd say. I's fabulous to have Colin riding for you and he's such a lovely fella as well. He's an excellent jockey. We've tried schooling him over hurdles and he wasn't that mad about it so he'll come back here for something over that sort of trip again.
Listowel Mon, 21st Sep, 2020
Politicise That was a rare jumps winner for the team and I'm delighted. We won it back in '04 with Victram so a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then,. I'm delighted for the Dooleys (owners) who teamed up with my Shamrock (Racing syndicate) lads to co-own the horse, and my own family and close friends are involved. Today's pot is the pot we wanted and he ran a cracker in Galway in a novice hurdler and his big asset is his jumping as he is very accurate and Darragh gave him the most wonderful ride. He is a lovely dual purpose horse and we will give him a break during the winter and go back novice chasing next year. We'll look for a flat pot with him next.