Fairyhouse Tue, 20th Oct, 2020
Earls It was a nice little contest to find for him and to win two with him isn’t too bad. He normally likes to make the running but there was loads of pace so he couldn’t. He pulled up a bit in front but it was a funny race and he was out on his own. There was a fair wind as well. He’s in again on Thursday over five furlongs at Navan so we’ll see how he is in the morning. I think he’ll handle Dundalk as well.
Leopardstown Sat, 17th Oct, 2020
Future Proof He’s just come down a little bit and he ran very well here last year (in the October Handicap). He might go now for the Naas November Handicap and then back over hurdles. He’s a fun horse that can win races. He’s not altogether simple but often those type of horses get on well with women.
Curragh Thu, 15th Oct, 2020
Tyrion's Dream The last couple of times the jockeys have liked him but said they couldn't get him to carry them so today I told Leigh to bounce out good and handy and it actually worked,. He works better than the horse (Enter The Red) that finished second earlier on. I actually fancied him today and he handles that ground. He's a good work horse but has disappointed on the racecourse and I'm delighted for the owners who had the patience to hang on. That might actually have taught him a bit today.
Curragh Sun, 13th Sep, 2020
Glass Slippers She’s so tough and genuine but she has a lot of class. She loves it when they go really quick but the ground was tacky today so she’s done well to cope with that. I’m absolutely delighted. Darren Bunyan has done a marvellous job with her the last 48 hours, it’s not easy handing it over to someone else but he’s produced her in tip-top shape so I’m very thankful to the Curragh and Darren. It was Terry Holdcroft’s (owner of Bearstone Stud) decision to miss the Nunthorpe and give her a bit more time and he’s obviously been vindicated. She’s an amazing filly, so simple to train and makes my job very easy. She’ll go back for the Abbaye now.
Leopardstown Thu, 13th Aug, 2020
Pixel Power I'm delighted as she's owned and bred by Vimal and Gillian (Khosla) and they actually lost the mare so it was really important that she would win,. They'll keep her because it's a family they've started with. She's a full-sister to Final Frontier, who was a Group 3 winner, so she has a good enough pedigree. She might get on a roll now, you'd never know, and she's in again on Sunday. She jumped a bit slow there but she was in the stalls for a good while.
Curragh Sat, 13th Jun, 2020
Edification itt's a great pot to land and my first premier handicap. Well Set Up won a couple of Grade 3 hurdles for me last season but he's my biggest winner on the Flat so far. It was a brilliant ride and that's the way he has to be produced. Gavin timed it to absolute perfection. He's been unlucky a few times last year, through no-one's fault. Today, on a big galloping track, he was able to produce him last minute and didn't have to look for too many gaps. Gavin has ridden three times for me and we've had two winners. He has his homework done before the race. This horse jumps out slow and loves finding trouble. We tried before to force him, and try to keep him out of trouble but it didn't work.